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Boeremag trial continues

The Boeremag have not stopped trying to overturn their convictions in court.

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

PRETORIA - In what appears to be a last-ditch attempt to overturn their convictions, the Boeremag will submit an affidavit from a former crime intelligence officer confessing to investigation irregularities.

This emerged in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday, where pre-sentencing procedures were scheduled to get underway.

Attorney Paul Kruger said an affidavit by former crime intelligence captain Deon Loots has been concluded on behalf of their clients.

Loots was one of the lead investigators and the handler of the agent who infiltrated the group.

He alleged that police planted evidence on the men, that they were incited to commit crimes and that police monitored conversations with their legal teams.

Kruger said the affidavit will be ready by the end of January 2013.

He also said the constitutionality of the alleged irregularities need to be tested in court.

The 20 men were found guilty on a range of charges in August 2012, following a marathon decade-long trial.