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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Mangaung 'bomb' part of Zuma assassination plot
The men connected to an alleged right wing threat 'directed' at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung.(Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)
18 DEC 2012 15:10 - SALLY EVANS, VERASHNI PILLAY The terrorist threat at the ANC's Mangaung conference has been revealed as an alleged assassination attempt on Jacob Zuma and other top leaders. SPECIAL FOCUS Mangaung 2012: A special report OUR COVERAGE Four appear for alleged Mangaung bombing plot Police concede bomb threat tied to Mangaung Seven arrested for right wing Mangaung bomb plot The state on Tuesday presented a sensational allegation of a plot on President Jacob Zuma's life, along with the senior government ministers and ANC officials. Various firearms – some unlicensed – and grenades had been stockpiled for the plot. Speaking at the appearance of four men connected to the alleged threat, the state's prosecutor Shaun Abrahams outlined a dramatic plan that formed over the period of the past year, in several meetings across the country with "right-wing leaders known to the state". Four men, Mark Trollip, John Martin Keevy, Johan Hendrik Prinsloo and Hein Boonzaaier, connected to an alleged right wing threat "directed" at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrate's court on Tuesday morning. Included in Abrahams’ statement were details of a meeting where it was agreed that a political party was not going to work, and plans were made to sabotage the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung. The plot was allegedly planned to coincide with the anniversary of the Battle of Blood River, at noon when light fell on a particular monument that was not mentioned. Boonzaaier and Prinsloo are both senior members of the newly established Federale Vryheidsparty (FVP), the party's national secretary Francois Cloete told the Mail & Guardian on Tuesday. According to Abrahams they have also held senior positions in a number of other right wing organisations. Trollip was said to be the "self-proclaimed" leader of a right-wing organisation "dedicated to self-determination of Afrikaans people", while Keevy did not belong to any particular organisation. Keevy was arrested at Outeniqua Guest House, Prinsloo at his house in Springs and Boonzaaier at his house in Lyttleton Manor, Centurion. ‘Execution style’ killing plan Apparently Keevy conducted a reconnaissance of the conference venue as part of a plan to target a venue where Zuma, Motlanthe and other top leaders would be dining, and shoot them "execution style". The case was remanded to January 8, with the accused to be detained until that time. The state in the meantime was looking to make more arrests to add to the proceedings of people involved in the plot. Free State police spokesperson Brigadier Billy Jones confirmed to the M&G that the four will face one charge of high treason and two charges in terms of the Terrorism Act. "The threat was definitely directed at the conference," Jones said on Tuesday morning. "Following further investigation and more evidence which came to light." Police on Monday had said the arrest of the men was "totally" unrelated to the elective conference. An intelligence source told the M&G on Monday that both crime intelligence and counter-intelligence were involved in the operation, which saw the suspects arrested in three separate operations in Limpopo, the Free State and the Northern Cape. Police searched the suspects' premises and seized evidence "linked to the on-going investigation", Jones said. The FVP was formed in October after it registered with the Independent Electoral Commission as a political party. Cloete said that it was established to promote "self-determination of the Afrikaner/Boer people in a confederal political model". * Got a tip-off for us about this story? Email firstname.lastname@example.org Sally Evans is an investigator from the M&G's Centre for Investigative Journalism, amaBhungane. The M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism, amaBhungane, produced this story. All views are ours. See Amabhungane.co.za for our stories, activities and funding sources. Mail & Guardian - - - - COMMENTS BY SONNY - - - Will this trial also last for 10 years like the 'Boeremag Trial' and will the end results also be a case of "Agent Provocateur?" The truth will still have to come out there. We hope that this trial will be 'for real!' Or, otherwise release these 'victims' now. We cannot comprehend that the 'Afrikaner Patriots' are so naive. Or is this another "Broederbond conspiracy Theory?" If the facts are correct, then, the plot has misfired!
A TALE FROM TWO CITIES Conspiracy on its own is a very hard case to prove in court. During 1976/76 White Albino Terrorist Breyten Breytenbach was serving a sentence for terrorist and other political charges when he hatched a plan with a prison warder to make a daring escape from prison. (More daring than Winston Churchill). This co-conspirator warder Lucky Groenewald was smuggling pencil drawings out of Pretoria Maximum Prison to agents on the outside, whom in turn were selling the pencil portraits on the political 'elite' market. The Head of the SB, who later became Commissioner, got wind of the 'conspiracy' and put one of his expert investigators from Johannesburg, onto the case after it was started by the Pretoria SB. When the investigation hotted up the warder Lucky started getting death threats and he had to get protection from the investigators. One Detective, also from Johannesburg, who had been seconded to Pretoria for another investigation and trial was assigned to protect Lucky Groenewald during the evenings. Because of pressure from 'above' the investigation was put into top gear and the I/O was told to bring the case of Breytenbach to court for prosecution. At this stage no physical attempt had been made to escape, other than the conspiracy. Breytenbach was duly charged for Conspiracy to Escape from Lawful Custody and a range of other charges. The result of the trial? Oh, Breytenbach, was acquitted by the presiding judicial officer because of the fact that there was no evidence to escape or any physical attempt to escape as such. After serving his sentence, Breytenbach was released and he made his way to France where he resided and eventually got married. Breytenbach was the founder member of Okhela which was a similar movement to Operation Vula headed by Mac Maharaj and other cadres prior to the elections in 1994. THE CRUX OF THE MATTER This investigation, without pre-empting the outcome, seems to be headed in the same direction. Time will be the Judge.