South African coup plot leader found guilty
Johannesburg: A South African Supreme Court judge has ruled the leader of a small, white extremist organization is guilty of treason in a 1990s plot to violently overthrow the country`s African National Congress government.
Judge Eben Jordaan today described South African Mike du Toit, a former teacher at a segregated apartheid-era university, as the "main role player" in a thwarted "war plan" to stage bomb attacks and kill former president Nelson Mandela.
He said Du Toit recruited supporters from among hardline white Afrikaners for his far-right "`Boeremag," or Boer Force.
Another 21 members were charged with treason in a trial that has dragged on over nine years. Sentencing is expected next month. They all face life imprisonment. South Africa has no death penalty.
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