South Africa jails 20 white extremists in treason trial
on 29/10/2013 15:47:37
Judge Eben Jordaan handed the sentences out in Johannesburg to end the decade-long trial. Some sentences were suspended due to time already served.
Members of the Afrikaner extremist group Boeremag, or white farmer force, last year were found guilty of treason for a plot to violently overthrow the government.
Some members were also convicted of culpable homicide and conspiring to murder for a thwarted plan to kill former president Nelson Mandela. The group also claimed responsibility for a series of bombs that killed a woman and caused damage throughout the South African township of Soweto in 2002.