Mangaung ‘terrorists’ appear in court

A group of men accused of plotting to bomb a tent at the ANC’s Mangaung conference are in court.

A group of men accused of plotting to bomb a tent at the ANC’s Mangaung conference appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on 18 December 2012. Picture: Matshidiso Madia/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Free State police on Tuesday confirmed that the four men who were arrested in connection with an apparent right-wing 'terror plot' were linked to the ANC's Mangaung conference.

This contradicts the police's statement from Monday that the group could not be linked to the conference.

The four men, who are believed to be right-wing extremists, were arrested on Sunday after police were anonymously tipped-off.

They are currently appearing in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on charges of high treason and terrorism.

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

Police said they expect to make more arrests, but will not divulge any further details.

The case continues.