South African "Boeremag" mastermind guilty of high treason

JOHANNESBURG Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:32pm EDT

Mike du Toit, one of the 22 white right-wingers accused of plotting to overthrow the black-led government, walks in chains after appearing at Pretoria High Court, May 26, 2003. REUTERS/Stringer

Mike du Toit, one of the 22 white right-wingers accused of plotting to overthrow the black-led government, walks in chains after appearing at Pretoria High Court, May 26, 2003.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The mastermind of a "Boer Army" white supremacist plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela and drive blacks out of South Africa was found guilty of high treason on Thursday after a trial that lasted almost ten years.

Former university lecturer Mike du Toit was the first member of the "Boeremag", a rag-tag militia of apartheid loyalists, to be found guilty in connection with a botched 2002 coup attempt in Africa's biggest economy which aimed to overthrow the ruling African National Congress.

He will be sentenced at a later date, and may face life in jail. Verdicts on 21 other Boeremag members are expected over the next few weeks.

Under du Toit's plan, concocted around barbecues and in fast-food outlets, the Boeremag would force South Africa's black majority - roughly 40 million people - over the border into Zimbabwe with food parcels, while its 1.2 million Indians would be put on boats back to the subcontinent.

Witnesses testified that the group also planned to assassinate Mandela, who became South Africa's first black president in 1994 and acted as a unifying force after decades of white-minority rule.

The Boeremag also intended to shoot whites who opposed their vision of a racially pure nation.

Despite persistent racial tensions, groups such as the Boeremag and the Afrikaner Resistance Movement of murdered far-right leader Eugene Terre'blanche have little support among South Africa's five million whites.

"They are smaller than even a fringe element," said political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi. "There is no evidence that they had significant support."

(Editing by Louise Ireland)

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Comments (2)
Incredible14U wrote:
Who is Aubrey Matshiqi ? is he Afrikaans. What gives him the right to speake for whites who are being ethnically cleansed and killed off in South Africa, nothing mentioned about this in the liberal media.
But watch when the system breaksdown, as it is in the world all over today, in South Africa when the ANC & ANCYL decide the time is ripe to purge South Africa completely of Whites/Afrikaaners. Will the liberal press cry fouls as the Whites/Afrikaaners(the liberal bogeyman of Africa) defend them selves and their families against a Zimbabwe and much worse type of on slaught.
In 1994 the country was given a free election for majority rule, done in good faith and trust by both sides. But it is not so today as white/colourds/indians are pushed out of the economy and being forced to be disfunctional as people. This is not pro-rata to the 1994 election of good faith is it.
Be wary of that which you cannot see.

Jul 26, 2012 2:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Incredible14U wrote:
The situation in South Africa that reuters does not dare prints

From the Boer Genocide website here is one of many crimes against humanity by blacks on whites in todays South Africa.

Black men boiled white child to death

The horrific massacre of the three-member Portuguese-South African Viana family:

The four black South African males smiled in court while admitting to killing the white South African Portuguese Viana family; gangraping 42-year-old Geraldine Viana, before murdering the entire family. They killed twelve-year-old Amaro by drowning the bound-up Portuguese-South African child in a bath with boiling water. They also tortured to death – disemboweled – the family dog . They also admitted that it was a revenge-killing. They felt ‘entitled’ to carry out such an atrocity against one of the men’s employers. This black-racist atrocity targetting a white family has thus far been ignored by the English-language news media, Praag reported

Jul 26, 2012 2:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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