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White Supremicists Denounce South Africa Trial as Illegitmate

Thirteen of the 22 white supremacists accused of plotting to overthrow the South African government have told the court the proceedings are illegitimate. And six others have pleaded not guilty while three others have postponed their plea. The lawyer for 13 of the accused told the court that South Africa’s current constitution is invalid because the political developments that led to it, including the country’s first democratic election in 1994, were illegal. Defense attorney Paul Kruger argued that, as a result, all current legislation and judicial authorities in South Africa are illegal. The state alleges the 22 defendants are members of the Boeremag, the Boer Force, a white supremacist organization, and that they plotted to overthrow the government and drive all blacks into the sea. In pursuit of that goal, the state charges, they committed acts of sabotage and murder and also attempted to assassinate former President Nelson Mandela by blowing up his vehicle. The alleged attempt failed because Mr. Mandela traveled by helicopter on the day in question. Full Story

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