FFP questions evidence in terror case

2012-12-21 14:21

Johannesburg - A rightwing party whose members face treason charges for allegedly plotting to kill President Jacob Zuma on Friday challenged police claims that they were all caught with illegal explosives.

Two senior members of the newly-founded Federal Freedom Party (FFP) were arrested in connection with a plot to assassinate members of the ANC during the party's conference in Bloemfontein this week.

Police had said Johan Prinsloo and Hein Boonzaaier were armed when they were arrested along with two other men Mark Trollip and Martin Keevy.

"According to various sources it would appear that there were no illegal weapons or explosives found on Hein Boonzaaier," the FFP said in a statement.

But it conceded that an unlicensed pistol might have been found on Prinsloo, who is the leader of the party, which wants a separate state for Afrikaners.

The party urged prosecutors "to look at the legality of the arrest".

Doubts about the seriousness of the plot were raised when the police issued conflicting statements about their target, at times refuting suggestions that the ANC meeting was under threat while at other times affirming the plot.

Police refused to comment on these issues on Friday.

"Our evidence will be detailed in court. I do not want to be drawn to claims," said police spokesperson Billy Jones.

The men were on Monday charged with treason and terrorism and remanded in custody until their next court appearance on 8 January.

Security was tight at the five-day ANC conference that ended on Thursday, with razor wire thrown up around a perimeter guarded by armed police.

  • gerhard.vanniekerk.545 - 2012-12-21 14:57

    If it is the truth that they wanted to attack the ANC, the should all be hanged for high treason. I for one is sick and tired of these idiots.

      FeebleGastro - 2012-12-21 16:00

      Voertsek jou dom ****.

      Tuyez - 2012-12-21 20:54


      brenton.tyrrell - 2012-12-21 21:24

      Get the full facts first, Gerhard. Flapping your gums at the ANC's first propaganda deluge certainly casts doubt on your ability to remain objective. Maybe they're guilty of some transgression, but it could be they're also being targeted. Be careful before judging your own people in favour of your ANC buddies. The word 'Hensopper' comes to mind, but maybe I'm judging too quickly...

      vuyisan - 2012-12-22 03:59

      gerhard.vanniekerk.545: you can't say that here, these did a very good job

      musa.khumalo.37454 - 2012-12-22 22:14

      Funny though, if it's Zuma he must b found guilty by court of public.

  • dawid.spies - 2012-12-21 15:08

    Might only be unlisenced

  • alan.ingram.355 - 2012-12-21 15:15

    It is a setup to make zuma look good, dont believe a word the police say they are as corrupt as their boss !

      Bonginkosi Ngubane - 2012-12-21 22:13

      that's why i hate green staff u smoke and you sh*****t smoke.

  • hendrik.pienaar - 2012-12-21 15:52

    Treason is an archaic set of laws being phased out across the world. That SA still even charges its citizens with treason is a joke in itself. Charge them with conspiracy to commit (mass) murder. Then let the evidence speak for itself - if their is actually any.

      deanddm - 2012-12-21 22:02

      @Themba you're the moron here, he said the law itself is a joke.. Some white guy spills his drink near JZ and he gets charged with treason too, see my point? Jump off your high horse son

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-12-21 17:11

    I was nt aware of the existence of such a party(FFP)until the terrorists were arrested,surprisingly this dudes are living large as i ve seen their backround on tv,good family men,luxurious life,thy have everything me as an disadvantage african cn desire,charges thy are facing(TREASON) will make thm loose everything thy worked hard for,thy ddnt learn from Boeremaag tht treason trial is 10 Years,think before u act,

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-22 11:40

      eric, lets work on some terminology here. They have been accused. That only makes them suspects. Only once the court have vound them to be guilty of ACTS OF TERRORISM, can they be classified as such. Me thinks that you guys are so scared of whites retaliating against the racism and state endorsed terrorism against whites that the moment a white is caught with an unlicenced firearm everyone screems terrorist. So by the way, those BOEREMAG TRAIL have ended up costing us billions and not a lot has been proven, except my point above. What is so wrong with whites wanting to have their own seperate country? The Zulus have KZN, the Vendas having Venda etc. That way the whites can go to their own homeland, speak their language, have their schools and their businesses to themselves and you are rid of them. Everyone happy! Lastly, if I was you I would encourage the anc to consider doing this. The legislated racism against whites will not carry on unchallenged and don't be surprised if you hear more of these resistant groups acting out against the racist government

  • 75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-12-21 20:43

    boeremag, nxahhhhhhhhhhh

  • Tuyez - 2012-12-21 21:00

    Please leave africa if u cannot leave with africans

  • Paul - 2012-12-21 23:25

    The educated minority defending criminals yet they claim that ANC is for morons and criminals,this educated terrorists needs to go to school and learn how to think,their plan resemble that of an uneducated mental retarded kid,every criminal-black or white belongs to jail and these morons are no exception,damn racists

      0723112864l - 2012-12-22 02:38

      Jy het nie `n clue nie ouboet! Hoe kan jy se hulle is rassiste ? Op grond van wat ? Omdat dit `n party is wat opstaan vir die boere ? Dink weer idiot as jy jou bord kos nader trek waar dit vandaan kom, en gaan kyk gerus na al die plaasmoorde, as jy enigsins iets weet dan kom jy weer terug, intussen gaan speel met jou karretjies en los die politiek vir die grootmense.

      vuyisan - 2012-12-22 03:57

      @Paul: we only blame ANC in this forum, I guess you are the wrong

      Paul - 2012-12-22 08:27

      True@ vuyisani,the funny part is when people turn against the truth because they are blinded by race and hate,a criminal is a criminal and deseve to be treated as such,if u have a different opinion with me,it doesn't mean u desev to die,Peple on this forum will blame anc for missing their lunch

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-22 11:55

      Agreed Paul, everyone is reacting to bad reports released by the SAPS and even worse reporting by N24. Let these guys have their day in court and be sent to jail if found guilty. But let us not brand everyone a terrorist that do not agree with the anc I think this is as a result of legislated racesism and we will see more of these groups acting out. Agree or not, one group of people can only take that much before they start to act out. Better let the Africaner have their own homeland. That way you are rid of your problem and they can leave the anc alone. Racism caused this to happen in the anc resistance days, and did you really thought that the same laws would have different outcomes?

      Paul - 2012-12-23 01:42

      @Hein,I get ur point wen u say they desev their day in court,I wish that saying goes for every1 with allegaitions against him/her irrispective of colour or political affiliation but we all know that is not the case,I disagree that afrikaner should have their own state as much as I disagree that zulus must have their own,the same goes for pedis n tswanas cos that will be going back to the olden days of dividing ppl n therefore increasing tribal n racial tension,people shud accept that the majority of voters votes anc and we have to liv with it,bombim ff and awb or anc is never a solution

  • afrdick - 2012-12-22 00:27

  • mulis.muli - 2012-12-25 09:26

    wy they cant believe that ANC stands for african national congress,not uropean-al african,if u cant liv with african leave Mzansi

  • willie.olivier.144 - 2013-01-03 22:38

    Daar sal nooit vrede in Suid Afrika wees nie! Daar is en sal altyd rasse-haat in hierdie land wees. Maak nie saak wie wat se of doen nie, dit sal nooit verander nie.Ek dink God het sy rug op hierdie land gedraai want daar is te veel haat en nyd tussen sy(Suid Afrika) mense.So, ek het besluit, my wereld stop by my voordeur, wat anderkant daardie deur gebeur raak my nie meer nie.Vir my part kan alles in hierdie land ten gronde gaan, ek gee nie meer om nie!

      raymond.mcnelly - 2013-01-23 17:33

      Welcome to the club. Hold on to your beliefs, educate your children on Biblical values. Care for your family and friends. The rest can go to hell!

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