Mangaung terror case postponed

The Bloemfontein court heard how four right-wingers planned to bomb some ANC leaders.

The Bloemfontein Magistrates Court heard how four right-wingers planned to bomb some ANC leaders. Picture: Matshidiso Madia/EWN

BLOEMFONTEIN - The Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Tuesday heard a group of right-wing extremists were planning to kill the president, deputy president, cabinet ministers and senior African National Conference leaders in Mangaung.

Four men accused of high treason and acts of terrorism appeared in the Free State court earlier in the day.

It is believed some of the men belonged to the Federale Vryheidsparty and wanted to carry out an attack at the University of the Free State.

That is where the ANC elective conference is being held.

Magistrate Monde Mashaya heard how Mark Trollip, John Martin Keevy, Johan Hendrick Prinsloo and Hein Boonzaaier were part of the plot to attack the politicians.

The court also heard how the attack was going to be carried out 'execution style'.

The suspects will return to court in January to apply for bail.

The right-wing extremists were arrested on Sunday following an anonymous tip-off to the police.

The Federal Freedom Party said it believed two of the men belonged to their party, but denied it had any knowledge of a 'terror plot'.