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Mike du toit boeremag mandela plot 20120726

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Mike du Toit, leader of the 'Boeremag' extremist group, had plotted to kill Nelson Mandela.
Mike du toit boeremag mandela plot 20120726

This photo taken on July 25, 2012, shows accused Mike du Toit (R) and his brother Andre du Toit (L) standing in the courtroom at the Pretoria Hight Court. The 'Boeremag' trial (Afrikaans for Boer Force) of 20 rightwingers accused of high treason, terrorism and possession of weapons and explosives has been billed as one of the longest and most expensive in South Africa. On July 23, the Pretoria High Courg began delivering a judgement. On October 30, 2002, nine bomb blasts shook Soweto in the early hours of the morning, killing a woman and injuring her husband. The bombings were said to be aimed at creating instability and panic to allow the group to unseat the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and chase blacks and Indians from the country.