Fifth man arrested for bomb plot
Another man has been arrested in connection with an alleged right-wing plot to instigate acts of terror in South Africa.
The 31-year-old man was expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court on a charge of high treason today, Die Volksblad newspaper reported.
He was reportedly arrested in Aberdeen on Tuesday.
Four other men, who are believed to be part of a conspiracy to start acts of terror, have already appeared in court.
Hein Boonzaaier (50) of Centurion was granted bail of R80 000 last week. Martin Keevy (47) of Bloemfontein, Johan Prinsloo (49) of Naboomspruit and Mark Trollip (49) of Douglas, were denied bail.
The four were arrested on December 16, the Day of Reconciliation, for apparently planning to blow-up an eating hall used by high-profile ANC leaders at the party’s elective conference in Mangaung, Free State.