Cops find arms cache in raid on right wing

A 62-year-old man was arrested earlier this week when an arms cache was found during a raid on his Worcester home, the Sunday Independent reported.

A 62-year-old man was arrested earlier this week when an arms cache was found during a raid on his Worcester home, the Sunday Independent reported.

Almost 10000 rounds of ammunition, a 9mm pistol, South African Defence Force equipment and explosives were found in the home of Frederick Rabie, a former lieutenant colonel in the commandos.

He was granted bail and expected to appear in court again today. The raid was part of a police investigation on members of the extreme right-wing organisation, the Suidlanders, for allegedly planning to sabotage the Fifa World Cup.

The report said raids had taken place in Mpumalanga, Western Cape and Pretoria.

The paper claims the investigation of the alleged plot is linked to the website www.boycott-2010-world-cup.co.nr.

The website carries a large banner that reads "Why We Are White Refugees ...". It carries articles entitled "Wake up Whitey!", "Boycott 2010 World Cup" and "ANC: VIP's of Violence", among others.

Police have refused to comment on the investigations.

The Independent quoted a "well-placed" source within the Suidlanders as saying members were collecting arms and ammunition to carry out "dirty tricks" to scare away Cup visitors.

However, Suidlanders national coordinator Johann le Roux said the organisation was an apolitical movement. - Sapa

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