S.African 'Boermag' mastermind guilty of treason

By REUTERS
July 26, 2012 17:39

JOHANNESBURG - The mastermind of a 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 started almost a decade ago.


The verdict on former university lecturer Mike du Toit was the first member of the "Boeremag", or "Boer Army", a rag-tag militia of apartheid loyalists, in connection with a botched 2002 coup attempt in Africa's biggest economy.


He will be sentenced at a later date. Verdicts on another 21 are expected over the next few weeks.


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