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Pretoria News - The 12th man in the Boeremag trial was on Monday convicted of treason by the High Court in Pretoria.
Judge Eben Jordaan said he found it difficult to believe Dirk Hanekom's claim that he “didn't have a clue what was going on” when members of the right-wing Boeremag group embarked on a “D-Day” mission on September 13, 2002. They intended planting bombs to create chaos in the country.
“He therefore is found guilty of high treason,” Jordaan said.
It was clear Hanekom played a prominent role in the group.
After the judgment, Hanekom took off his glasses and placed his head on the bench in front of him.
Hanekom was the only one of the group of 20 who had changed his testimony during the trial.
Jordaan would continue his judgment with Johannes “Lets” Pretorius. - Sapa