Zuma 'plotters' apply for bail

2013-01-08 22:07

Johannesburg - Four men accused of plotting to kill President Jacob Zuma applied for bail in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, SABC news reported.

The State argued the right wing extremists had intended to exploit differences between the ANC and its youth league, prior to the party's national elective conference in Mangaung in December.

At their last appearance in December, State prosecutor Shaun Abrahams alleged the four - Mark Trollip, Johan Prinsloo, Martin Keevy and Hein Boonzaaier - were part of a group who planned "Die Slag van Mangaung" (The Battle of Mangaung) to eliminate the country's leaders.

The group, along with other people, had allegedly been planning since January 2012 to establish a new right wing party, the Boere Party, and commit acts of sabotage.

The bail application was postponed to Friday.

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-01-08 22:19

    The whole country wants to blow up the anc except anc members. Take the gravy train to Zimbabwe Zuma we don't need you!

      david.banner.104418 - 2013-01-09 06:42

      Actually, he is!

  • lovenergy - 2013-01-08 22:19

    The Boere Party? Isn't that called a Braai?

      sally.lewitt - 2013-01-08 23:02

      Lol! Good one..

  • Tuyez - 2013-01-08 22:23

    These plotters to get life imprisonment for their stupid plot, if they are found guilt. Who need war. Dont they have families to live for. Their lives must be very boring for them.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2013-01-08 22:29

    I think hell will freeze over before they get bail...!

  • Brian Dorning - 2013-01-08 22:32

    If they are found guilty then they must bare the consequences. I hope that the whole story comes out, I'm curious how they failed?! Our police are pathetic and in no way could have spoiled the plan. Maybe a plot by Zuma to create racial divide i think. - 2013-01-09 07:45

      a Woman who was involved with the story as well, pulled out and tipped the police off.

  • Azwihangwisi - 2013-01-08 22:36


      Killbot79 - 2013-01-09 08:49

      So is your ANC!

      Sithembiso Buthelezi - 2013-07-19 16:18

      @Azwihangwisi.. ANC is leading by Example there.. It want us always to judge and identify ourself by color.. 2. In SA you are not Guilty until proven Guilty. These Guys are SA's and let them be treated like so..

  • - 2013-01-08 22:36

    What happened to 'innocent until proven otherwise'? These guys are South Africans

      sally.lewitt - 2013-01-08 23:00

      True Mpho.. I'm guilty of mentally believing they are guilty before the fact.. I'm South African too!

      yanga.maroloma - 2013-01-09 02:46

      If you had followed the story of these idiots, you would have known about the weapons seized from their respective properties including the plans of this Battle Of Mangaung. Plus they are Boere and members of BoereSupremistParty(FFP). That's evidence enough.... Rot in Jail to BoereNinjas!

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-09 08:50

      @yanga - mandela should have rotted in jail as well for the atrocities he committed to free the people.

      lobert.mhlanga - 2013-01-09 11:10

      Im sure somehow Zuma and ANC and every black person are to blame for all this. Peoples minds a twisted and bedarkened by the hate, prejudice, egotism, pride. Not a single person here says something positive yet have the nerve to criticize and point fingers as if they and their thought are sovereing. Oh yes by the way the white man is always right. Sorry my mistake!!!

  • dingiswayo.nyambose.1 - 2013-01-08 22:48

    Boere ninjas with massive pot bellies filled with brandy.

      sally.lewitt - 2013-01-08 22:55

      and coke 'met eish'

  • rasthami.m1 - 2013-01-08 23:07

    The plot thickens , maybe in the “script” they wrote they dreamt of being broken out of prison by other ninjas if their planned movie had to encounter hiccups -talk about losers

  • mocking.bird.3517 - 2013-01-08 23:08

    They must rot in jail or even being handed death sentence.The prison guards must lock them up

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-09 08:50


  • Wish EaTwice - 2013-01-08 23:24

    They must remain inside the JAIL, they will plot more bombs if ever released. This time they will target DA

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-09 08:50

      Didn't you vote for a terrorist organisation?

  • pushocapture.maake - 2013-01-08 23:57

    Life made easy for News24 Journalists. You just watch news and report what you saw

  • yanga.maroloma - 2013-01-09 03:00

    Only 19 comments!!! Unbelievable!!!!! Where are the likes of Craig,Koos,Mike,etc?? Comment klk Ninjas....

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-09 08:51

      Obviously they don't bother with your retardedness.

      tsepo.mdlalose - 2013-01-09 08:59

      They were replaced by Sipho, Lucky and Lebogang. You know, how the BEE works and stuff.

      amanda.khumalo.1291 - 2013-01-09 13:07

      @Tsepo: eish these blacks wanna take over evrything

  • dirk.debeer.357 - 2013-01-09 04:45

    What a load of crap!These guys are just pawns in someone's political agenda.The Saps can't catch a turd in a sewage drain!

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-09 08:52

      Agree, someone is trying to make the ANC look innocent, like they never committed high treason before.

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2013-01-09 07:11

    Surely, the heading should be 'The Alleged Plotters' This has bben pointed out many times before when it has applied to other accused people are taken to court.

  • bongani.nsele.58 - 2013-01-09 08:02

    lock these scumbags up and whenever more raise their ugly heads lock them up too

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-09 08:52

      Goes for many of the ANC members you voted in as well.

  • julie.j.vanrensburg - 2013-01-09 08:16

    What strikes me is that these four rightwingers are being accused of ALLEGEDLY plotting to kill Zuma and co at Bloemfontein (I refuse to use the "M" name) but they have - to date - not commited a crime as yet and are already being roundly condemned, just because they are RIGHTWING. On the other hand, what about the communist-trained terrorists who now occupy the highest seats in the land - all those who planted bombs, necklaced dissidents, created terror in all its hideous forms and are now literally raping the country that has slid into a cesspool of filth, incompetence, crime and corruption on all levels, but are regarded as "heroes" by the liberal-brainwashed NWOrder majority - today it's a case of right is wrong and wrong is right........ btw, SSMonareng, the ANC HAS created a banana republic and you are one of the idiots now living on bananas.....

  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2013-01-09 08:19

    Another set-up case by the anc for the anc in order to win sympathy as the anc has warned before, they are going to create another Boeremag senario last year September/October if I remember correctly. So in other words it is ALL AGAIN ORGANIZED BY THE ANC. Some people are just to stupid to fall for the anc tricks ALL THE TIME and trust people they should not trust Eish, some of the comments. Astonishing! No medicine for the blind and the deaf.

  • tembinkosi.mhlakulo - 2013-01-09 08:23

    Fellow South Africans , hv you forgotten that election is aroundb the corner? How stupid can the so called Boere Party to be to plot such a stupid plan if that's the case at all. Think for your self now because of this many black South Africans will vote ANC and forget abt real issues like proper and effective service delivery. Let us not be brain washed by this clervely planned elective campaign move

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-09 08:53

      But they would have voted ANC in anyway, those free t-shirts and breads speak volumes.

  • Mohamed Khan - 2013-01-09 08:47

    they must be hung. not can someone kill zuma. they shud be hung

      tsepo.mdlalose - 2013-01-09 09:08

      Did they actually do it? How about the people who actually commit crimes that gets away with a slap on the wrist

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-09 09:28

      So should many ANC cadres for their terror plans during the straagle.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-09 10:39

    The Battle of Mangaung?. You're joking.

  • memory.g.pieterse - 2013-01-10 00:11

    what evidence has been presented to substantiate these allegations? I hear the government allows for a R700 million annual budget for aspiring treasonists to be sniffed out. These types of trials, which do, in fact, affect every South African, should be broadcast on television such as the OJ Simpson case...and should such charges have been fabricated, reparations should also be forthcoming

  • leeann.anthony.9 - 2013-01-10 22:34

    They only destroyed there own lives. The boeremag suspects are already 10 years in jail and their sentence still have to start. IQ of these plotters must be zero...

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