Another Boeremag member guilty

22 right-wingers were charged with a host of crimes including treason, terrorism and murder.

Boeremag accused and their lawyers in the North Gauteng High Court. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

PRETORIA - Another Boeremag member was found guilty of treason in the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday.

Since Judge Eben Jordaan started handing down on Monday last week, six members have been found guilty of high reason.

The 22 right-wingers were charged with a host of crimes including treason, terrorism and murder.

The matter has taken oven nine years to complete, making it one of the longest running legal matters in South Africa.

On Wednesday, Giel Burger was found guilty of plotting against the government.

Earlier this week, Deon van den Heever and Adriaan van Wyk were convicted of treason.

Van den Heever was a contract electrical worker at a Northern Cape military base, while van Wyk was a member of the former military special forces.

The judge accepted evidence that the men had attended meetings and played an active role in plotting the coup.

Jordaan found that specific tasks were assigned to people at some the various gatherings.