South Africa: Willem Ratte arrested again Print
Friday, 01 October 2010 13:26

Willem RatteThis morning Beeld reported that Willem Ratte (decorated man, considered an hero, the finest soldier in the history of the “old” imperial South African Defense Force) was arrested along with nine other men in a farm at Balmoral, near Witbank, for alleged crimes related to terrorism (possession of weapons).
The suspects are expected Monday to appear in court.
Ratte was an officer in 32 Battalion, the most decorated unit of the Namibian Angolan Bush War against the U.S.S.R. and Cuba. When this unit was disbanded in 1993, Willem Ratte and his men handed over 30 one rand coins (which had a high silver content) to “old” Republic of South Africa (RSA) empire President F.W. de Klerk in parliament as a symbol of his Judas treachery to the former soldiers who believed they had fought Marxism in the Namibian Angolan Border.
In the 1994 Willem Ratte and and thirty men of his organization, the Pretoria Boer Commando (paramilitary local association), symbolically occupied Fort Schanskop in Pretoria for protest against the ANC’s takeover. They caught the guards asleep and disarmed them.
In the1996 he was sentenced by ANC’s regime to 20 years (5 to be served in prison).
In the 2001 he was sentenced by ANC’s regime to seven years imprisonment (of which three years were suspended for five years) for sabotage related to a break-in at the Pomfret military base in the Northern Cape in 1997.
Work for freedom isn’t a crime. Free Willem Ratte!