State withdraws charges against alleged Mangaung right-winger

23 August 2013 - 14:26 By Sapa
From right: Johan Prinsloo, Hein Boonzaaier, Martin Keevy and Mark Trollip, appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court. They are accused of plotting to assassinate President Jacob Zuma and members of the ANC executive. File photo
From right: Johan Prinsloo, Hein Boonzaaier, Martin Keevy and Mark Trollip, appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court. They are accused of plotting to assassinate President Jacob Zuma and members of the ANC executive. File photo
Image: KEVIN SUTHERLAND

The State withdrew all charges against one of four alleged rightwing plotters in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Hein Boonzaaier, 50, of Centurion, was asked by the magistrate to excuse himself from further court proceedings.

He was one of four men arrested in December last year for allegedly planning to assassinate senior ANC leaders in Mangaung.

Boonzaaier was out on bail of R80 000.

The case against two other accused, Johan Prinsloo and Mark Trollip, was postponed for trail in the Bloemfontein High Court on November 4.

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