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  Boeremag
The Boeremag (meaning farmer's force in Afrikaans) is a right wing organization whose goals are the overthrow of democratic majority rule in South Africa and a return to the days of apartheid.
Opponents of the Boeremag, including the South African government, claim that the Boeremag is a terrorist organization.
South African law enforcement officials believe that the Boeremag was responsible for the string of bombings in Soweto in 2002.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/b/bo/boeremag.html   (252 words)

  
 Boeremag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Boeremag (meaning farmer's force in Afrikaans) is an irredentist organization whose goals are the overthrow of the ANC / SACP / SATU regime in South Africa and a restoration of the erstwhile Boer Republics in order to stem the increasing farm attacks and killings.
Some have speculated that the Boeremag is likely an intelligence front (one member is an admitted informant) aimed at creating a false crisis and to perpetuate a contrived radicalized image of Boers.
Six plead not guilty; 2 have not entered pleas; one refuses to plea; and 13 are challenging the court's jurisdiction, alleging that the post-apartheid constitution and government of South Africa are illegitimate as they assert it was established without their consent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boeremag   (318 words)

  
 Boeremag -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Opponents of the Boeremag, including the South African government, claim that the Boeremag is a (A radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities) terrorist organization.
South African law enforcement officials believe that the Boeremag was responsible for the string of bombings in (A large collection of African townships southwest of Johannesburg in South Africa; inhabited solely by Black Africans) Soweto in 2002.
The first trial of alleged Boeremag members began under high security in (City in the Transvaal; the seat of the executive branch of the government of South Africa) Pretoria during May of 2003.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/boeremag.htm   (346 words)

  
 boeremag
The Boeremag said attacks prior and during the festive season would be part of what it dubbed Operation Elohiem of Revenge.
In yesterday's statement, the Boeremag said the first phase of its operation was mostly a show of force.
The Boeremag accepted responsibility for attacks so far, saying these were the beginning of the end of the ANC government and the "oppression of the Boer nation".
www.dispatch.co.za /2002/11/30/southafrica/ABOEREMAG.HTM   (606 words)

  
 Focus 29 - Afrikaner alienation printer version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The arrest late last year of five suspected Boeremag fugitives, and their subsequent indictment on charges of treason, terrorism and sabotage, brought the number of alleged members of the Boeremag accused of conspiring to overthrow the democratically elected African National Congress-led government to 26.
The former soldiers allegedly serving in the Boeremag had greater military skills than those possessed by the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) bombers who sought to terrorise and demoralise South Africans on the eve of the 1994 election that brought the ANC to power.
It stated that Boeremag documents nominated Group of 63 chair Professor Danie Goosen and Emeritus Professor Hermann Giliomee, a historian and a patron of the Group of 63, to serve on the parliamentary portfolio committee for education, culture and language after the envisaged overthrow of the ANC government.
www.hsf.org.za /focus29/focus29laurence_print.html   (2375 words)

  
 The Herald : News
Former Bela-Bela farmer Deon Crous was testifying in the trial of 22 alleged Boeremag members — who have pleaded not guilty to charges including high treason, murder, sabotage, terrorism and manufacturing and possession of explosives and firearms.
Crous told the court that he and five of the Boeremag triallists — Herman van Rooyen, Rudi Gouws and the Pretorius brothers Johan, Kobus and Wilhelm — had planned to murder former president Nelson Mandela.
Crous said he had begun having doubts while they were planning the Soweto bombings, but alleged Boeremag commander Herman van Rooyen had told him he could not withdraw and said they were not doing it for themselves, but for the “Boer nation”.
www.theherald.co.za /herald/2004/10/28/news/n46_28102004.htm   (508 words)

  
 Star - Boeremag 'civil war for God'
Since 2000, the Boeremag - under the leadership of Mike du Toit, his brother André and Rooikoos du Plessis - planned ways to violently overthrow the government and reinstate the old Boer republics of the Transvaal (now Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo) and the Vrystaat (the Free State).
Boeremag members were warned not to sleep at home and to report on their "special phones" at 9am every morning.
In September, the Boeremag gathered in Bela Bela in Pretoria and the Free State.
www.thestar.co.za /index.php?fArticleId=147778   (780 words)

  
 lp3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fuelled by fear that the enigmatic 19th-century Boer prophet Siener van Rensburg's prophecy of a "bucket of blood falling over the North" was coming true, they had sworn allegiance to the Boeremag and promised God that the glory of their victory would be his if he gave their enemies over to them.
Boeremag members were warned not to sleep at home and to report on their "special phones" at 9am every day.
In September the Boeremag gathered in Bela Bela, in the Free State, armed and carrying an arsenal of bombs, explosives, handgrenates and poison.
www.dispatch.co.za /2003/05/21/editoria/LP3.HTM   (648 words)

  
 The Boeremag
The Boeremag trial, on for the last three months, has been marked by a huge police presence and the cordoning off of streets around the court building.
The Institute in a document titled “'Volk' (nation), Faith and Fatherland" said “the police successfully identified and arrested key Boeremag suspects, bringing to a halt the bombing campaign before it resulted in any major loss of life (one person was killed in the Soweto bombings)”.
The Boeremag's sabotage campaign, ultimately aimed at mounting a coup, was driven by a philosophy based on extreme nationalist views and a sense of God-given purpose, the document stated.
www.meta-religion.com /Extremism/White_extremism/Boeremag/boeremag.htm   (422 words)

  
 Bombs linked to racist cabal / Afrikaner extremists suspected in Soweto explosions
Boeremag members believe in racial supremacy ordained by God, similar to the beliefs of extreme white supremacist groups in the United States.
Boeremag is believed to be made up of highly trained former soldiers and "sleepers" still working in the new South African National Defense Force, operating in cells spread around the country.
Among the grievances cited are a spate of murders of farmers, the erosion of Afrikaans language instruction in schools and universities, and South Africa's refusal to intervene to halt the eviction of white farmers by the government of neighboring Zimbabwe.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/a/2002/11/02/MN162576.DTL&type=printable   (898 words)

  
 South Africa's rightwing can cause harm: analysts
The group of Boeremag (Boer Force) members are facing 42 charges ranging from murder to terrorism, related to a series of bombings in the predominantly fl Johannesburg township of Soweto last year.
So confident was the Boeremag that the seer's prophecies would become true, the group e-mailed letters in Afrikaans to several newspapers after the Soweto attacks, warning its enemies not to challenge the "God of Blood River".
The Boeremag wrote in their November 2002 e-mail: "The ANC (ruling African National Congress) must also know that it is not only dealing with the Boer nation, but with the revenge of the God of the Boer nation.
quickstart.clari.net /qs_se/webnews/wed/bj/Qsafrica-rightwing.RfDi_Da5.html   (684 words)

  
 writersclub.iafrica.com | amod | columns What, Boeremag?
Perhaps the twenty-two Boeremag members who are currently on trial for treason were inspired by Fawkes’ plot.
You got to give the Boeremag credit for liberal use of their imaginations, although common sense was not the order of the day.
One thing’s for sure, until the Boeremag decide to stop cribbing from past “A-Team” episodes for battle-plans I will sleep easy assured by the knowledge that these “Fawkers” are more of a threat to themselves than anyone else.
writersclub.iafrica.com /amod/columns/349119.htm   (650 words)

  
 SABCnews.com - south_africa/crime1justice
Mike du Toit, an alleged mastermind of the Boeremag coup plot, claimed to have access to a missile for this purpose, Johannes Coenraad Smit, a police informer, told the court.
This was so that Boeremag members would be able to distinguish their allies from real soldiers in a combat situation and not shoot at one another, Smit said.
Twenty-two alleged Boeremag members are standing trial on 42 charges ranging from murder and attempted murder to terrorism, treason and explosives contraventions.
www.sabcnews.com /south_africa/crime1justice/0,2172,68443,00.html   (566 words)

  
 SABCnews.com - politics/government
The chief investigator in the Boeremag treason case says authorities have reason to believe that the ultra right wing organisation still poses a threat to South Africa.
Tollie Vreugtenburg, the chief investigator in the case, has told the court that Johan Pretorius, one of the accused, was a high ranking official in the Boeremag organisation and that he made a binding oath before God when he joined the grouping.
Vreugtenburg has told the court there is a strong network of Boeremag supporters in the country, and that there are grounds to fear that the organisation, which does not recognise the legitimacy of the government - is still active.
www.sabcnews.com /politics/government/0,2172,76025,00.html   (408 words)

  
 iafrica.com | news | sa news Boeremag's secret meetings revealed
Alleged Boeremag members prayed before flipping two coins to decide whether two suspected traitors should live or die, the Pretoria High Court heard on Tuesday.
The name chosen was Boeremag, the flag the old Transvaal Vierkleur, and the symbol the Odal Rune.
Boeremag supporters apparently believed a prediction by Boer seer Siener van Rensburg that fls would descend on white Gauteng suburbs on the "Night of long knives", massacring all inhabitants.
iafrica.com /news/sa/111021.htm   (726 words)

  
 'Boeremag may regroup'
Pretoria - The possibility of the rightwing Boeremag organisation regrouping while 22 of its alleged members stood trial for high treason could not be excluded, Pretoria High Court was told on Friday.
Luyt said the Boeremag had not been destroyed, but was paralysed to some extent by the arrest of its leaders, of which Hanekom was one.
Hanekom had associated himself with the Boeremag's bombing campaign and was thus guilty of murder, even though he did not commit the deed himself, Luyt said.
www.news24.com /News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1402881,00.html   (640 words)

  
 :: MWEB News :: >> Six Boeremag accused want bail
Six of the accused Boeremag treason trialists will apply for bail for the first time at the end of the month, the Pretoria High Court has heard.
They are: Gerhardus Visagie, an alleged Boeremag chaplain; Herman van Rooyen, an alleged Northern Transvaal commander; Rudi Gouws; and brothers Johan Jr, Kobus and Wilhelm Pretorius.
Fourteen of the 22 Boeremag accused are presently in jail, while eight are out on bail.
new.mweb.co.za /tiscali/news/news_story.jsp?content=120242   (206 words)

  
 Executive Summary - 'Volk' Faith and Fatherland, The Security Threat Posed by the White Right - Monograph No 81 March ...
After uncovering a Boeremag weapons cache, the national commissioner of police, Jackie Selebi, revealed that there were about 100 key Boeremag members in the country, many of whom have access to defence force weapons.
The Boeremag’s sabotage campaign was driven by a philosophy based on extreme nationalist views and a sense of God-given purpose: a lethal cocktail, given the damage religiously-inspired terrorism has caused in other parts of the world.
However, if the Boeremag is organised in a cell-like structure (which seems likely), it is probable that some individual cells have gone unnoticed by the police.
www.iss.co.za /Pubs/Monographs/No81/ExecSum.html   (1148 words)

  
 GMax - News: Boeremag accused come to hear transvestite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PRETORIA — Two very different worlds collided briefly in the Pretoria High Court on Monday when some of the accused in the Boeremag treason trial came to hear a transvestite testify on his alleged rape in prison.
Two of the Boeremag accused and the wife of another were seen briefly in the eighth-floor courtroom where the Jali Commission of Inquiry is holding its public hearings.
It was later established that the Boeremag trial adjourned at 11am for about three hours, leaving the accused with some time to kill.
www.gmax.co.za /look04/02/10-SAprison2.html   (353 words)

  
 News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Boeremag dreamed of using the huge Armscor building in Pretoria as a breeding farm for "a new (Afrikaner) nation", the Pretoria High Court heard on Tuesday.
Testifying, he said the Makopane herb farm, owned by one of the 22 alleged Boeremag members on trial, Lets Pretorius, had at one stage been used as the headquarters for the planning of a coup d'état.
Ranks were also given to Boeremag members at this meeting, but Vorster was adamant there would not be generals in the Boeremag army.
www.africancrisis.org /NewsView.asp?Rec=3893&Action=V&Sort=D&Page=1   (789 words)

  
 Rise of the Boeremag: A Case Study - 'Volk' Faith and Fatherland, The Security Threat Posed by the White Right - ...
It appears that the Boeremag’s sabotage campaign was driven by a philosophy based on extreme nationalist views and a sense of God-given purpose: a lethal cocktail, given the damage religiously-inspired terrorism has caused in other parts of the world.
It needs to be borne in mind, however, that members of Boeremag cells which have not been infiltrated by the police or intelligence agencies will have been discouraged by the state’s successes against their organisation.
Information about the Boeremag’s likely organisational structure can also be gleaned from an analysis of who was arrested (such as experienced SANDF officers) and the wide area over which alleged Boeremag members were arrested (suggesting that the organisation consists of geographically distinct cells).
www.iss.co.za /Pubs/Monographs/No81/Chap4.html   (8131 words)

  
 Business Report - Boeremag would return corporate disclosure to the Dark Age
The information released to date is so bizarre that one is inclined to suspect it is the work of some devious mind in the ANC government, designed to remind us all how lucky we are to have come this far in such a relatively short time.
Imagine if the Boeremag was to succeed in its ventures and we were all transported back in time.
The Boeremag is surely the final pathetic paragraph in a sad and destructive chapter of our history.
www.busrep.co.za /index.php?fSectionId=560&fArticleId=149476   (1309 words)

  
 SA ANC/Communist-Controlled Police Harass Whites
It pointed out the hollowness of the ruling Regime's claims that 'Operation Hopper', as the raids are called, was a 'success', and that the police should stop bragging and rather concentrate on catching whoever is responsible for the bombings.
An e-mail claiming to originate from a Boeremag spokesman was again quoted by Regime and Regime-supporting media, which hinted state buildings would be among its targets, and called on private businesses to remove themselves from such buildings.
He also points out that from the 18 Boers recently detained and refused bail, there is not one convinced follower of the so-called 'Israel-Vision creed', which is taken by the purported Boeremag spokesman sending out e-mails as the basis of their beliefs.
www.rense.com /general32/SAANCcouunist.htm   (716 words)

  
 News from the Washington File
But their ability "to execute a plan" to take over the government, while "not laughable" is "virtually impossible," he asserted, because of the lack of support from the larger white community and institutions like the nation's armed forces.
Boshoff cited a Boeremag plan, called "Document 12," which is a guide for "a counter-military offensive" that spells out several tactical phases leading to the eventual overthrow of South Africa's democratically-elected government.
While "well thought out," Boshoff said he believed Boeremag's plan would fail because of a number of "preconditions that are absent" for mounting a successful coup.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/news/safrica/saf-021209-usia01.htm   (496 words)

  
 iafrica.com | news | sa news Boeremag treason trial postponed
The Boeremag treason trial was postponed in the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday to next year.
Twenty-two alleged Boeremag members are standing trial for allegedly plotting a right-wing coup d'etat.
The trial was to have started in May, but only got underway in October after numerous delays caused by wrangling with the Legal Aid Board and complaints of maltreatment in prison by the accused.
iafrica.com /news/sa/129405.htm   (237 words)

  
 Boeremag bombs, a climate for revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A series of bomb explosions at a bridge in Soweto and "heathen" mosques and temples were aimed at creating a climate for a Boeremag revolution, a self-confessed Boeremag coup plotter told the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday.
Former Bela-Bela farmer Deon Crous was testifying in the trial of 22 alleged Boeremag members - who have pleaded not guilty to charges including high treason, murder, sabotage, terrorism and those relating the manufacturing and possession of explosives and firearms.
Crous said he began having doubts while they were planning the Soweto bombings, but alleged Boeremag commander Herman van Rooyen told him he could not withdraw and reminded him they were not doing it for themselves, but for the "Boer nation".
www.sundaytimes.co.za /zones/sundaytimesNEW/newsst/newsst1098940830.aspx   (616 words)

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