Right-wing link in arms cache find

A 62-year-old man is expected to appear in court on Monday after he was arrested last week when an arms cache was found during a raid on his Western Cape home.

Almost 10 000 rounds of ammunition, a 9mm pistol, South African Defence Force equipment and explosives were found at the Worcester home of Frederick Rabie, a former lieutenant colonel in the commandos.

The raid was reportedly part of a police investigation on members of the extreme right-wing organisation, the Suidlanders, for allegedly planning to sabotage the Soccer World Cup.

The Sunday Independent reported that raids had taken place in Pretoria, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape.

The paper claims the investigation of the alleged sabotage plot is linked to the website www.boycott-2010-world-cup.co.nr.


The website carries a large banner that reads “Why We Are White Refugees …”. It carries articles entitled “Wake up Whitey!”, “Boycott 2010 World Cup” and “ANC: VIP’s of Violence”, among others.

Police have refused to comment on the investigations.

The Independent quoted a “well-placed” source within the Suidlanders as saying members were collecting arms and ammunition to carry out “dirty tricks” in an attempt to scare away foreign visitors.

However Suidlanders national coordinator Johann le Roux said the organisation was not a political movement. — Sapa

Subscribe to the M&G

These are unprecedented times, and the role of media to tell and record the story of South Africa as it develops is more important than ever.

The Mail & Guardian is a proud news publisher with roots stretching back 35 years, and we’ve survived right from day one thanks to the support of readers who value fiercely independent journalism that is beholden to no-one. To help us continue for another 35 future years with the same proud values, please consider taking out a subscription.

Related stories

Advertising

Subscribers only

How smuggled gold destined for Dubai or Singapore has links...

Three Malagasy citizens were apprehended at OR Tambo International airport, but now the trail is found to connect to France and Mali

How lottery execs received dubious payments through a private company

The National Lottery Commission is being investigated by the SIU for alleged corruption and maladministration, including suspicious payments made to senior NLC employees between 2016 and 2017

More top stories

R2.3bn VBS trial expected to only begin in 2022

The state is expected to request a 16 week-long trial, as delays stymie progress in the saga.

Spy boss tells how agency was used to detain Zuma’s...

Day two of State Security Agency testimony at the Zondo commission birthed more revelations that point to the former head of state and agents breaking the law

Covax will take excess doses of Covid vaccines off the...

The global initiative plans to deliver two billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to developing nations

Eastern Cape citizens don’t have to visit the labour department...

This measure, aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, may shortly be introduced in other regions.
Advertising

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…