Boeremag judgment underway

Judge Eben Jordaan sorted through 9 years of legal documents while handing down his judgment.

Some of the Boeremag accused being led to the holding cells in the North Gauteng High court. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

PRETORIA - Judge Eben Jordaan on Monday started sorting through nine years of legal documents while handing down his judgment in the Boeremag trial.

At least 20 suspects face over 40 charges, including treason and terrorism, in the North Gauteng High Court.

After setting out the case against the suspects, Jordaan started summarising several of the applications he heard during the matter.

The judge touched on an attempt by some of the accused, to be considered prisoners of war.

Earlier in the case, several of the men argued they had declared war on the ANC government and were involved in a legitimate struggle.

The suspects told the court they should not be treated as ordinary criminals, a claim Jordaan dismissed.

The 20 men planned to chase black people out of the country and establish a whites-only Boer republic.

Jordaan is expected to take three weeks to finish reading his judgment.