'Terror' suspects granted bail

2010-05-24 20:10

Johannesburg - Three right-wingers accused of planning to disrupt the Soccer World Cup were each granted R10 000 bail by the Phalaborwa Magistrate's Court on Monday, an official said.

The three were released into the care of their parents on condition that they did not leave the Phalaborwa magisterial district without the permission of the investigating officer, the court official told Sapa.

In addition they were required to report to the Phalaborwa police station on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08:00 and 16:00.

Their case would be heard on June 26.

When they were arrested, they were allegedly found in possession of guns, bombs and maps of the homes of certain African National Congress leaders.

They face seven charges, including charges to commit terrorism.

A fourth accused, 21-one-year-old Andr Stroh, was granted bail of R3 000 in the same court last Friday.

Six men were initially arrested for allegedly violating the grave of former diplomat Norman Mashabane. The charges against two of the men were later withdrawn.

Following further investigation it was found the violation of the grave was part of an alleged plot to commit acts of terrorism against blacks.