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The Boeremag Trial

by a Special Correspondent

May 31, 2011. Herman van Rooyen, Boer prisoner

As a result of the numerous farm murders and murders on Whites in general in South Africa [Empire], concerned citizens, mostly farmers [most of them biological descendants of the Boers], had [...] meetings [throughout southern African Empire] during 2001 and 2002 in order to discuss this and other disturbing matters.

The prevailing situation was compared with historical events elsewhere in the world, it is what happened in Africa after [... emancipation] and what happened in Russia and China after the communists took power. The visions of the old Boer prophet, “Siener” Nicolaas van Rensburg, which predicted a power clash between White and Black, were also discussed.

After the African countries gained [... emancipation], Blacks attacked Whites and forced them out of the land, Zimbabwe being the most recent example.
[In South Africa, however, happened something very different. On 1994, with the takeover of the ANC, any volk (White or Black) gained independence, simply a communist force faithful to international capitalism take power. The same international capitalism which had deprived the the Boers of their freedom in 1902, forcing them in the South Africa Empire, then called “Union of South Africa” and then, as now, “Republic of South Africa”.]

When the communists took power in Russia, they started a process of intimidation, terror and murder against their opponents. During the Civil War, the collectivization of farms and the “Great Purge” millions of people were killed. Similar occurrences in China during the Civil War and “Cultural Revolution” again led to the death of millions of people.

With these historical facts in mind, farm attacks, farm murders and murders on Whites in general were interpreted as a continuation of the Pan-Africanist [racist] struggle against Whites and specifically the [… Boers]. The aims of the terror and murders are to intimidate and disenfranchise the Whites, to force White farmers [most of them biological descendants of the Boers] from the land [also Boer land! The land of the Boer Republics], to break the commercial farming community as an economic class and to further the aims of the ANC/SACP/Cosatu’s [African National Congress/South African Communist Party/ Congress of South Africa Trade Unions, largest trade union federation allied with the ANC and South African Communist Party]land redistribution. [Nobody has the right to redistribute, occupy, sell and destroy what belongs to other volk. And the Boers' lands belong only to the Boer volk].

In August 2001 a document came to light, later known as the “Red October” document, in which a large scale attack on White people was propagated. As a result various plans to safeguard Whites were discussed should chaos and anarchy erupt.

At that stage there were already various other indications that a “war” was waged against White people and the [… Boerevolk]. Afrikaans schools were increasingly anglicised and Africanised; [Boer and] Afrikaans city, town and street names were changed; “Black Economic Empowerment” [black consortiums helped by regime] was implemented to the detriment of Whites; “Affirmative Action” led to the employment of unqualified Blacks at the expense of qualified and experienced Whites; the Afrikaans language was marginalised at all levels of society; the [… Boer] history was distorted and the [… Boer] culture denigrated with the abolishment of traditional [… Boer] holidays and the removal of statutes.

Arrest and subsequent court proceedings
On 5 April 2002 three people who played a prominent role at these meetings were arrested by the police on charges of terrorism, they are Mike du Toit, his brother Andre du Toit of Warmbaths and Koos du Plessis of Brits. In August 2002 several other people were arrested after which the charges were changed to that of high treason.

In September 2002 a convoy was organized from the farm Kopje-Alleen near Nylstroom towards Vogelstruispan near Warmbaths as part of a rehearsal how certain people should react in case a “Night of the Long Knives” [or Uhuru] situation occur. The next month various bomb explosions occurred in Soweto, Bronkhorstspruit, Midrand and Natal. As a result more people were arrested up to February 2003. Amongst the arrested are an ex-lecturer, a teacher, farmers, engineers, medical doctors, defence force officers, business people, a theological student, and various other highly qualified people.

The trial commenced on 19 May 2003 in the Palace of Justice in Pretoria (case number CC91/03). With the start of the trial there were 23 accused, but one person, Dawie Oosthuizen of Warmbaths, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment of which he served about 2 years. Two other accused, Herman Scheepers of Ermelo and Frik Boltman of Potgietersrus, succumbed during the trial; Fritz Naude of Bethlehem had a stroke and is currently in a critical condition, while Vis Visagie (72) had a cardiovascular bypass operation.

The prosecution called 159 witnesses, which include 204 state witnesses (accused exempt from prosecution should they testify in favour of the prosecution), police members, court witnesses as well as civilians. The [… Empire's] main witness was an informer, J.C. Smith, a former AWB member from Pretoria. Another important witness was Lourens (PIL) du Plessis, a prominent farmer and former arrestee from Thabazimbi, who turned against the very people he called upon to defend themselves. Eventually the [… Empire] closed its case in 2008.

The defence called 22 witnesses which consisted mainly of the accused. Everybody were dismayed by the fact that Koos du Plessis of Brits, Dirk Hanekom of Bloemfontein and Jurie Vermeulen of Brandfort turned against their friends and fellow accused and witnessed in favour of the [… Empire]. It therefore did not come as a surprise that 2 of the 3 successfully applied for bail shortly thereafter.

Eleven of the accused have already been in custody for about 10 years. Nine of the accused got bail before the trial started or relatively early during the trial. A remarkable fact is that bail applicants who appeared before White judges were all granted bail, with one exception, while those who applied before Black judges were all denied bail.

There is strangely, a remarkable difference between remand detainees who are deemed innocent and sentenced prisoners. To name but two: sentenced prisoners may receive 45 contact visits during the year, whereas remand detainees can only receive visits through bars and glass. Another glaring difference is that sentenced prisoners are granted leave on humanitarian grounds to attend the funerals of relatives. During the trial, nearly all the remand detainees lost close relatives, but nobody were allowed to visit terminally sick parents or close family, nor were they allowed to attend funerals.

The trial was also marred by several violations of legal privilege, in one instance the police confiscated the defence notes of the first three accused.

This marathon case has been on-going for more than 9 years. The court record consists of 1 029 volumes, which is more than 50 000 pages. When studying the court record it is clear that the defence not only had to battle against the [… Empire], but also against the [imperial] police and the Legal Aid Board, the mandating institution of the accused.

The judge recently indicated that judgement will commence on 23 July 2012. However, the final end of the trial is still a matter of speculation.


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2012: International appeal for Boer prisoners of “Boeremag”! (2012)
2002: South Africa, Boer prisoner of war tortured. Wilhelm Pretorius, 2002

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