Boeremag leader guilty of high treason
A Pretoria court finds Beoremag mastermind Mike du Toit guilty of treason.
PRETORIA - The North Gauteng High Court on Thursday found Boeremag accused Mike du Toit guilty of high reason.
Judge Eben Jordaan started handing down his judgment in the nine-year-long trial earlier this week.
The 20 men face numerous charges including high treason, terrorism and murder.
Du Toit is the author of the so-called 'Document 12', which set out the plan to overthrow the ANC-led government.
Jordaan said du Toit was part of the Boeremag's inner circle, which made tactical decisions during the attempted coup.
According to the court, du Toit would have assumed a leading role in the new whites-only state.
Jordaan will continue with his judgment, which is expected to take several weeks to complete.