Further Boeremag SA coup delusions

SUPPORTIVE: Pieter van Deventer and Jacques Jordaan, two members of the Boeremag, support Herman van Rooyen and Rudi Gouws during the trial in Pretoria yesterday. Pic Kopano Tlape.  29/01/2007. © Sowetan.
SUPPORTIVE: Pieter van Deventer and Jacques Jordaan, two members of the Boeremag, support Herman van Rooyen and Rudi Gouws during the trial in Pretoria yesterday. Pic Kopano Tlape. 29/01/2007. © Sowetan.

A document found in possession of two recaptured alleged Boeremag members contained "further coup and escape plans", the Pretoria high court heard yesterday.

A document found in possession of two recaptured alleged Boeremag members contained "further coup and escape plans", the Pretoria high court heard yesterday.

Prosecutor Paul Fick revealed the existence of the document, which was handed to defence advocate Piet Pistorius.

Fick said the document contained plans linked to a coup and an escape plan, but asked for the contents to remain secret.

Herman van Rooyen and Rudi Gouws appeared in court for the first time after eight months on the run.

Tanned and slimmer, both the accused wore shorts and casual shirts. They were in shackles.

It was the second time the pair were on the run and Fick applied for them to remain in shackles for the rest of the trial. He said they had managed to escape from the high court, despite a strong police presence.

The pair clearly had outside help while evading arrest for eight months, he said.

Both were armed when they were caught on January 22, and civilians were now also being charged with helping them.

The men are being held in a section of C-Max Prison in Pretoria where they are kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. - Sapa

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