Right winger arrested for terrorism

South African right winger and former Rhodesian SAS soldier Willem Ratte and nine others have been arrested in connection with terrorism.

Beeld has reported that police arrested the men on a farm in Balmoral near Witbank yesterday afternoon.

Police spokesperson Captain Leonard Hlathi confirmed that Ratte had been arrested, the newspaper said.

According to the police, the men were found in possession of R4 police rifles, shotguns and 5 000 rounds of ammunition.

Old army uniforms and boots were also found.

The men were expected to appear in court on Monday.

In 2001 Ratte was found guilty of sabotage in relation to a 1997 break-in at the Pomfret military base in the Northern Cape.

He spent four years in jail.

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