Fourth Boeremag member convicted

Judge Eben Jordaan has found accused number four Adriaan van Wyk guilty of treason.

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

PRETORIA - Boeremag accused Adriaan van Wyk was found guilty of treason in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday.

According to Judge Eben Jordaan, van Wyk was a member of the Boeremag's inner-circle and was a leader in its central combat force.

If the plan to topple the ANC-led government had been successful, he would have taken charge of Pretoria.

Jordaan said the accountant was also responsible for blowing up military vehicles.

Van Wyk, like the previous Boeremag members already convicted, was featured in the so-called 'Document 12' plan.

The judge rejected claims that van Wyk had been drawn into the plot by a police informer.

On Monday, accused number three Rooikoos du Plessis was found guilty of high treason and last week, mastermind Mike du Toit and his brother Andre were also found guilty.

Jordaan dismissed claims that all state witnesses had fabricated evidence about meetings where the coup was planned.

'Document 12' was the right-wing group's blueprint for its operation to form a whites-only state.