Boeremag member gets bail

Boeremag member Adriaan van Wyk was granted bail in the North Gauteng High Court.

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

PRETORIA - The North Gauteng High Court on Monday granted bail to a Boeremag member, who spent more than 10 years behind bars while the trial was underway.

Judge Eben Jordaan found all 20 right-wing members guilty of high treason after a nine-year marathon trial.

The judge found that former accountant Adriaan van Wyk's 10 years in jail made up for his minor role in plotting the coup.

He told the court that although van Wyk was regarded as a weak Boeremag member, he was respected by others in the group.

But Jordaan said evidence showed he was drawn into the plot by a police informant.

Van Wyk was granted bail of R15,000, under strict conditions.

The accountant has already secured a job for himself.

The Pretoria court will now hear arguments before sentencing is handed down.

The Boeremag members were arrested for plotting to overthrow the ANC-led government.