Boeremag planned to blow up Parliament

2012-08-03 17:36

Pretoria - Boeremag leader Tom Vorster's coup plans included blowing up Parliament, the SABC, the SA Reserve Bank headquarters and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on the same day.

This was some of the evidence included on Friday in treason trial Judge Eben Jordaan's summary of the case against Vorster.

Jordaan has already found nine of the 20 Boeremag accused guilty of high treason since judgment began on Monday last week.

He found that Vorster, a former defence force officer who owned a security company, had taken over from Mike du Toit as leader of the Boeremag early in 2002.

Vorster not only continued with Du Toit's plans to overthrow the government, but also accelerated and expanded on these.


Jordaan said Vorster's version that he had only drawn up "self-defence" plans was nonsense.

Vorster declared on numerous occasions that the Boeremag was going to "take back" the country, and that black people would be chased out, but coloured people would be "left for later".

It was clear that he had declared war on the government and was carrying out plans for a violent coup, the judge said.

To this end he had drawn up a war booklet containing, among other things, an oath of allegiance to the Boeremag and its cause, which was used to swear in new Boeremag members.

Members were handed a bullet as a symbol that traitors to the cause would be shot.


Jordaan rejected Vorster's claims that he had drawn up the booklet years before on the orders of his commander, while he was still a member of the defence force.

That Vorster had little time for those who did not want to become part of his "new nation" was clear from evidence.

He had stated that such whites would be used to "clean up" squatter camps once the blacks had been chased out of the country.

He told a witness such people would be excommunicated, and their cars confiscated and taken to Iscor to be melted down.

On another occasion, he said all game farms with black names would be "taken back".

A new nation

Self-confessed coup plotter Henk van Zyl testified about a car trip during which Vorster talked about his dream of using a building, such as Armscor's headquarters in Pretoria, to keep a group of women.

They would be inseminated with the sperm of Boeremag men to create a new nation.

It was during the same trip that Vorster suggested blowing up comedian Casper de Vries, "because he was not on the right path".

The court accepted evidence that Vorster had asked one of the State witnesses, Lourens du Plessis, for R100 000 after the arrest of the first three accused, to buy equipment and pay for their legal fees.

Jordaan said it was clear that Vorster was looking for money to finance the coup plan.


The court accepted Van Zyl's evidence that Vorster had told him, in July 2002, that "D-Day" and the operation he referred to as "Popeye" was getting closer.

He told Van Zyl that Parliament would be blown up at lunch time, followed, two hours later, by other targets, such as the Reserve Bank, taxi ranks in Johannesburg, and Luthuli House (the ANC's headquarters).

Vorster declared that the rand would be worth nothing and would be replaced with a new monetary system known as "Die Veld".

He said motorbikes would have to be bought for use as get-away vehicles after the bombs were planted, cars would have to be hired, and three pipe bombs used for each of the planned bomb blasts.

Ghost units

Judge Jordaan said cars were indeed later hired for this purpose.

The plans described by Vorster included taking over numerous military bases and creating "ghost" units to make it appear like a massive onslaught.

He declared that Mike and Andre du Toit would be set free after the coup and would be given high posts in the "new" government.

Judge Jordaan rejected Vorster's evidence that he had never given instructions that bombs be manufactured for "D-Day".

He also rejected Vorster's version that he had never fled from the police, but had gone into hiding after receiving death threats because he had uncovered a syndicate in the police.

He said Vorster had fled for no other reason than his involvement in the coup plot.

Judgment continues.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-08-03 17:41

    Sounds like these guys were having a bad lsd trip!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-03 18:00

      Parliament... is tat the place where the officials sleeps???

      michael.deyzel.1 - 2012-08-03 18:04

      No one seems concerned that they wanted to blow up the SABC?

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-03 18:07

      SABC that use to show the cricket and the rugby but not anymore??? Make sense to blow it up...

      azande.futhi - 2012-08-03 18:10

      @chap, SABC 2 shows cricket, SABC 1 shows soccer, Rugby is bought by Supersport. what more do u need?

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-03 18:13

      Soccer what is that??? is that almost like ballet???

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-08-03 18:13

      SABC ...what is that ??

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-03 18:17

      Victor SABC is where the officials friends sit and sleep... People call it a Banana Republic...

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-08-03 18:17

      You are a comedian after all,

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-03 18:22

      unlike you...

      adri.noble - 2012-08-03 18:25

      Comedian? His an ass with capital letters.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-03 18:26

      yes adri luckily my ass isn't as fat as yours... you want some nandos???

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-03 18:31

      Victor already used it... thank heavens...

      Squeegee - 2012-08-03 19:23

      Madness, well, I can understand the SABC and Casper de Vries, but the rest is pure madness. (Note to thought police: this is a joke, its called satire)

      Cavefacio - 2012-08-03 19:29

      @ Victor. Some of your post are actually very good and clever. Some so clever that it was missed by some readers. Which makes a change. Well a little bit anyhow. Point is what drives these people to plot and scheme like they did. From an operational point their objectives were sound even if the end results were a bit optimistic. Well a lot actually. What they did do however, is expose the absolute paranoia, obsession and fear the present government has with regards to a "right wing" coup/insurrection. They are seeing plots against them behind every bush. (Look at the hullabaloo of arresting 84 year old people and finding these so called "arms caches".) Perhaps they should understand that those that could overthrow them have either emigrated, or do not wish to do so as they want to stay here. Criticism of the government may, and usually does, express a wish for better things for all peoples of South Africa. The threat to this government does not reside within the white population, but within their own bosom. History has shown that the downfall of empires and governments are not right wing "terrorists", but weak, vacillating leaders, nepotism, cadre deployment, corruption, sloth, grandiose ideas of being important and yes....wait for it... poor moral examples of leadership. A hand in own bosom, introspection and an honest appraisal of the self would serve this country substantially better than a 9 YEAR trail of a misguided micro-minority.

      david.streicher - 2012-08-03 19:33

      no one concerned that Casper was also a target?

      Squeegee - 2012-08-03 21:58

      David, that should get them a slight reduction of sentence.

      louis.olivier.988 - 2012-08-04 11:52

      Not much happens in parliament except a gathering of fraudsters, thieves, murderers and black racists, I doubt it it would be missed at all. It's just another place for an anc piss up and discuss how divvy up the tax payer cake

      boeretroos.redakteur - 2012-08-04 13:17

      Seems parliament is already blown up, full of foul smelling hot air and reeking of excrement, extremely bloated and nautious to the core.

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-03 17:47

    They were also going to kidnap and inseminate women with their sperm (and create more lunatics!) My Here genade!

      adri.noble - 2012-08-03 18:17

      Bwahahahahahahahaaaaahaaaa, ROTFLMAO, I mean really now. Goeie genade! Big dreamers. Bwahahahaaaaa

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-08-03 19:08

      Remaniscent of Hitler and the other Nazis wanting to ceate a pure German race. And Gestapo killing anyone who doesn't agree with the regime. Scary bunch these guys.

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:13

      Really devon, unlike the ANC who ordered population growth to outnumber the whites in future elections?

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:19

      Like your freaking ancestors did not do it too! Pot calling the kettle black are we?

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-08-03 19:22

      Well everybody does it, even insects

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:39

      so devon, you are not human, you are an insect? Typical....

      tnmunyai - 2012-08-03 20:49

      Lol, artificial rape. Kkkk......k.

      jaco.duplessis2 - 2012-08-13 13:49

      I'm a bit concerned about the gene pool!

  • Sean Wasserman - 2012-08-03 17:49

    Dangerous fools

      Squeegee - 2012-08-03 19:26

      Dangerous?!!? They were going to "blow up the Reserve Bank" with three pipe bombs - hahahaha.

      ruan.nielsen.3 - 2012-08-04 00:09

      Food for thought people,,,this plan is still in order except in a much larger scale any good militia would do,they go underground and lay low until the day when everyone wakes up and says oh ,,,,,,fck

  • rbphiri - 2012-08-03 17:50

    Surely we all wouldn't mind if they blow up parliament...but they should execute the task as suicide bombers.

      andre.webster.10 - 2012-08-03 18:18

      Just make sure that all the clowns is in the parliament before blowing up so South Africa is not a circus anymore. I mean all uneducated people are clowns, not educated people.

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:19

      With you attached as a tail.

      andre.webster.10 - 2012-08-03 20:45

      The CLOWN is the people who run SOUTH AFRICA without education and they THINK they KNOW what they are doing and MAKING fools of SOUTH AFRICA. THAT is the CLOWN I am taking about like Mr Spear, Mal e MA, Winnie Mandela, Angie and many more is the example of the CLOWN.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-08-06 16:51

      clowns, got it!

  • joanne.pestana - 2012-08-03 17:50

    Another bunch of idiots? What is wrong with sa? Lack of education, manners and decency all races!!!

  • joanne.pestana - 2012-08-03 17:50

    Another bunch of idiots? What is wrong with sa? Lack of education, manners and decency all races!!!

  • JohannP - 2012-08-03 17:56

    I heartely agree that desperate times call for desperate measures, but did these clowns really think that Operasie Popeye was going to work? Did they really think that they would be representing all Akfriaans sprekende mense? These idiots are exactly what is wrong with our country, and contrary to their self belief that they are the solution, they are actually the problem. I put them in the same box as corrupt governmental types.

      mokokotlo.piet - 2012-08-03 18:03

      Critical thinking its what they need

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-08-06 16:53

      my culture is not their culture. and if you like their approach go get yourself arrested and stand trail with them.

  • low.ross - 2012-08-03 17:59

    Plaas hulle maar het, dan was nou beter af gewees.

      adri.noble - 2012-08-03 18:12

      We would've been better off without you, definitely!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-03 18:55

      Hoor hoor Adri.. you looked in the mirror lately... That face ain't so pretty after all hey... Weight watches mamma and less nandos

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:21

      Yes adri, less of you is the better.

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:23

      adri's nose is so brown, she's starting to look like a badger...

      jally.khanyile - 2012-08-03 20:05

      English please brotherman!

  • gerasimos.komnenus - 2012-08-03 18:06

    Why not leave it to the Zumanites they seem to be doing a pretty good job using stupidity rather than high explosive!

  • azande.futhi - 2012-08-03 18:06

    Pathetic Salvages. They almost robbed us freedom and happiness.

      riaan.mostert.58 - 2012-08-03 18:32

      LOL This story isn't about the cANCer

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-03 18:58

      Almost rob our freedom and happiness?? They would have robbed the corruption as well i guess... Irony i wonder which is the most important...

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:25

      Freedom from what? Corrupt officials?

  • maladini.nomphehle - 2012-08-03 18:06

    What a bunch of stupid inteligent men!I mean those gentlemen can well plan,and organise and form a very successful company to improve themselves,their families

      mark.polley.336 - 2012-08-04 09:33

      @Sandra, a few years ago, listening to radio 702 i heard the black presenter shoving a knife into Helen Susmans back, and we all know where she stood. Does`nt help to be liberal, it`s taken as sign of weakness.

  • Petzer.Franc - 2012-08-03 18:10

    Pitty this is a country that doesn't carry death penalty for anything anymore let alone high treason,,,

  • roiboss - 2012-08-03 18:12

    wot ever they were taking, must be strong stuff please could they give me the no. of their dealer. Lol

  • ralph.thornley - 2012-08-03 18:18

    Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the British Houses of parliament and we commemorate that every year on the 5th November. Now we can do away with Guy Fawkes and call it with Boeremag.

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-08-03 18:24

      We....Whom exactly is we. This is not celebrated by 80% of this country. Speaks to the credibility of the Detractor if this terrorist is celebrated.

      riaan.mostert.58 - 2012-08-03 18:33

      Mandela is also an ex-terrorist, tiramisu.

      Jacques - 2012-08-03 18:40

      Mandela tried to topple the Apartheid goverment, a regime condemmed by the whole world. These twats tried to unseat a democratically elected goverment because of a deep seated racist outlook on life. Can't compare the two. - 2012-08-03 18:58

      @victor Its actually quite an appropriate comparison. Guy Fawkes, the terrorist isn't celebrated at all. In fact they burn him in effigy as part of the celebration. It's the failure of the Gun Powder Plot that is celebrated . The intention was to blow up the House of Lords. It failed and it's the failure they celebrate. Of course Guy Fawkes was more competent than the boeremag. He almost succeeded. So since the crime was against all of us maybe we should celebrate its failure?

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-08-03 19:02

      A Terrorist goal is not Democracy, I covered this last night. If you don't understand the English language , unfortunately the facts will never be realized.

  • charl.deswardt - 2012-08-03 18:23

    if the useless anc is unseated then they will be classed as heroes of the struggle against a corrupt and incompetent government.

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-08-03 18:32

      Not according to the rest of the World....Wonder who is correct ??? Wake up from your slumber......

      eric.f.moloi - 2012-08-04 01:32

      Majority wins in elections,that means u have to make more babies @ high rate to outnumber de Blacks,n 2 unseat Anc,but we r nt sitting on our laurels,our baby machines are working non stop n r well oiled,whn u make 1, we make 5,to unseat is a pipedream,only in China n India dt miracle cn happen chana

  • cyanideandhappiness - 2012-08-03 18:25

    Buildings involve the seat of a Corrupt Government, it's main propaganda agency, it's privately controlled finance bank and foreign money launderers... Can't blame them for the targets. This is all propaganda anyway...

      lynn.syme.1 - 2012-08-03 19:09

      Ag please Victor. The world doesnt give a damn about Africa. It's used as a dumping ground for everything. Perhaps you are the one in a slumber.

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:51

      lynn...that might be a start of a hit song!

  • - 2012-08-03 18:27

    More planks than timber city

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:51

      you work for them?

  • warren.carne.9 - 2012-08-03 18:29

    What a bunch of Plebs.

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-08-03 18:39

    So were the women they wanted to impregnate called operation olive?

  • george.pito - 2012-08-03 18:39

    If they blew up these places nobody would have noticed anyway.

  • george.pito - 2012-08-03 18:42

    Such bad planning they did not include SARS

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-08-03 18:53

    hahahahaha inseminate women to create a new nation.....bloody clowns...this old bags sure watch a lot of movies....

      george.pito - 2012-08-03 19:14

      He He Sekwati after all these years you stil blame apartheid which build the best country in Africa. Now you spunge on BEE taxes and destroy whatever has been build. Forget apartheid get the best man for the job dont murder the boere. Then we have a rainbow nation and then no ideals like boeremag. Is it that difficult to understand. We have a president with many woman and been part of corrupt deals. Three police chiefs in jail or wherever. The new ones on there way. Sorry my friend think again

      sekwati.robinson - 2012-08-03 19:22

      George George George come on man,what are you on about now?....we talking boeremag here,why are you being irrelevent? coming up with something else...we all know and are quiet aware of what zuma and the anc are doing....but it seems you are justifying apartheid and also want us dead?.....for the record some of us get on well with every south african....the past is the past....boeremag is a threat to national security,the law should take its course...don't you agree my friend?

      sekwati.robinson - 2012-08-03 19:53

      Azurite please calm down...can we have respect for fellow human beings........@Kenny,I hear killings is a great concern and the government needs to take drastic action....but nothing justifies what this guys were planning...we are preaching unity and tolerence....they see all that as nonsense and think all black people are better of dead....zuma and the farm murderes piss you off but you should'nt paint us with the same brush...some sing kill the farmers,kill the b***s....what U have to understand is that people have issues,some of us moved on and enjoying life with fellow south africans...we not stuck in the past

  • jally.khanyile - 2012-08-03 18:55

    it's very clear that there was no school involved here neh (LOL!)

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:31

      and no textbooks!

  • kelvyn.davidson.1 - 2012-08-03 18:56

    Got to love these guys, and to quote Forest Gump, " Stupid is as stupid does" I can remember the attempted coup on Bop many years ago by a band of disheveled AWB members who got their asses owed to them, "stupid is as stupid does"

  • busani.mabunda - 2012-08-03 18:58

    LOL... really...with what!???... this trial is a mokery of treason. Let them go and they will go back to the bar or pub they dreamed up this fantacy...this is more stupid by the day

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:30

      lonely sane voice in a silent forest...

  • jally.khanyile - 2012-08-03 18:59

    they need to listen to South African Jazz music lol!

  • samoras - 2012-08-03 19:03


      mikesenhall - 2012-08-03 21:05

      wat se jy.?

      dave.prinsloo - 2012-08-04 07:04

      wow, samoras, jy klink dom genoeg om self in die boeremag te wees. Shame

  • pule.s.vic - 2012-08-03 19:03

    These douchebags are living in a daze with their conspiracies

  • samantha.5243 - 2012-08-03 19:05

    You know Hitler had his own little booklet too- lol- what a bunch of dimwits!and they actually want women to have their children???? Yikes!

  • kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-08-03 19:07

    So sad

  • bongani.ngobeni.5 - 2012-08-03 19:10

    wit all dose bombs id blow up over 10 ATMs use motor bikes to escape, -400 grand,ill pay 4 my daughters quality education,mnr Vorster nxt tym u organised some bombs u giv dem to me en u go to church son,u r a gud boy,u dont knw wht corruption luks lik,now u r behind bars u cant even afford to bribe mr Jordaan

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-08-03 19:15

    amid all the crises concerning books,zuma village,fraud and corruption I'm glad someone is providing entertainment...what a bunch of lunatics....somebody please parade this fools on the streets for all to watch....this country is realy going to the dogs....anc thieves,boeremag,rapes of senior citizens....what next

  • bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:15

    I don't know. I they would do it now and be successful most South Africans would be grateful to be rid of the cANCer!

  • colin.chiappero - 2012-08-03 19:23

    Sounds like the spirit of Guy Faux, RSA style. He was caught out too.

  • PeterJohn - 2012-08-03 19:27

    That's funny, I never realised it was April 1st??? How strong were those sleeping tablets?? Jesus????? Well folks, those who know me will find this statement most unbelievable indeed \I actually have nothing to say\. This story is so bizarre that it lends itself to something out of \a mid summer nights dream\ only, not even Shakespeare had access to that much LSD. And Crack. Not being a supporter of the death penalty I can't ask that they hang until dead but what of detention at Lindela?? Morons, absolute joke!

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 19:53

      Dude are you superman?

  • rob.west.92123 - 2012-08-03 19:29

    These guys are so stupid and the plans are so idiotic, they belong in government.

      nketso.kgwadi - 2012-08-05 00:04

      They r in jail

      rob.west.92123 - 2012-08-05 16:07

      Yes nketso...just like the entire government should jail.

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-08-03 19:30

    They planned to blow up Parlimment? Iyo yo yo these guys will never get out of jail! Never! My advice to their wives or girlfriends; LEAVE THEM, MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIVES- dont waste your time, they will never be free

  • Robert - 2012-08-03 19:37

    So....they wanted to blow up all the places(not all, but at least a few) that's stealing our money to line their own pockets the last two decades??? mmmmm....interesting...

  • Robert - 2012-08-03 19:37

    So....they wanted to blow up all the places(not all, but at least a few) that's stealing our money to line their own pockets the last two decades??? mmmmm....interesting

  • simakoko - 2012-08-03 19:50

    Shame the mission went wrong! LoL

  • nspaynter - 2012-08-03 20:02

    "He told a witness such people would be excommunicated, and their cars confiscated and taken to Iscor to be melted down." Sorry, but I find this extremely childish and totally unbelievable. Even Julius Malema is more credible against these twits.

      sekwati.robinson - 2012-08-03 20:46

      lol sad clowns...this whole bunch cracks me up rather than scare me....very childish indeed

  • wandile.mgcodo - 2012-08-03 20:03

    We still have a long way to go. I feel disturbed not my boeremag , but by some of the comments ... guys time has moved, we need to united and stand against bad things in this country : corrupt officials, boeremag, crime, child abuse, rape, recism , etc .. this is not a white or black issue, but a BAD OR GOOD issue .... Which side do you fall on ?

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-03 20:10

      Not Zuma's side.

  • malusi.shumane.7 - 2012-08-03 20:08

    Tom, please leave our country!!! How could you want to do such a cruel thing? Wish they rape in prison tiLl u can't relieve yourself. Moer

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-08-03 20:09

    It's unfortunate that there's a lot more idiots who carry the same beliefs as these f#cks! You just need to look at the number of 'thumb downs' on comments that condemn their act. What do these people teach their children if they think so highly of such racially motivated terrorists?

  • mikesenhall - 2012-08-03 20:29

    What a 'BUNCH OF WANKERS''Fu#$$%&**()cng Wankers" putting the the whole "white fraternity"of this country under unnecessary stress do deal with this enequality between black/coloured and white.I feel sorry for their famalies/friends and "loved ones" having to endure this untensble situation.

  • Erna - 2012-08-03 21:10

    Imagine we would have had our very own SA Guy Fawkes! Bunch of idiots!

      Wally Walters - 2012-08-03 21:39

      this sounds like absolute, total madness and beyond .

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-08-03 21:10

    These are the unfortunate thinkers in our country that want to derail us. The planning was based on emotions than reasons which is why reasoning is important. eg how possible can u chase blacks from SA think about rural areas

  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-03 21:14

    Man O Man.....What a derailed and dillusioned bunch who were about to sign my death warrant.These dudes were far from being not well ! I far prefer the global society of 2012 than people trying to hang on to those unfortunate times.

  • Philip Nel - 2012-08-03 23:49

    I hope they get put away for a long time . We don't need people like this in south Africa . Get over your self right wing .

  • Philip Nel - 2012-08-03 23:52

    I'm a white guy and I don't believe that what apartheid did to the majority was right at all . What a sick bunch of animals .

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-04 08:18

      Dankie baie my broer.