Mangaung coup plotter gets 15 years
Prinsloo has also been handed a 6-year sentence for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
JOHANNESBURG - The Free State High Court has sentenced Mangaung coup plotter Johan Prinsloo to 15 years in jail after he was convicted of high treason.
Prinsloo has also been handed a six-year sentence for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
The 51-year-old was found guilty of plotting to kill ANC leaders during the party's 2012 elective conference in Mangaung.
But he was acquitted of conspiracy to commit a terrorist act.
The NPA's Nathi Mncube says, "Four of the 15-year sentence was suspended for five years on condition that he is not convicted of the same offence and also the four years of the six-year sentence that he received for possession of ammunition was also suspended."