9 Boeremag members behind bars

22 men faced a range of charges including treason, murder and terrorism.

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

PRETORIA - Three more members of the Boeremag were found guilty in the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday.

Judge Eben Jordaan picked up pace in the second week delivering his ruling, bringing the number of men convicted so far to nine.

22 men faced a range of charges including treason, murder and terrorism.

Jacques Olivier, Pieter van Deventer and Fritz Naude have all been found guilty of high treason.

Olivier and van Deventer were defence members at the time they joined the right-wing plot to overthrow the government.

Jordaan pointed out the pair's loyalty should have been to the country as they had sworn allegiance to South Africa and they had a duty to report the plan.

Naude was not in court to hear the ruling because he is still recovering from a stroke.

The Boeremag's plans to take back South Africa included causing chaos in the country through a trigger event which would allow them to control military bases.

The government would then be replaced with white military rule and all black and indian people chased out of the country.

Blowing up the Vaal dam, shooting down a Boeing and blowing up power stations were among the plans discussed by the members.

Specific tasks were assigned to people at some of the meetings.