The Boeremag and the South African Security Services

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Are there sufficient indications to attest that the Boeremag and the South African Security Services (SASS) are tangled together in corruption? It would seem to appear that the SASS is a threat to democracy and that evidence presented has been ignored or it could have blatantly been used in a misleading manner.

How can any country have a democracy with these types of people not protecting the rights of innocent civilians but actually abusing them and stealing from them?

The South African Police Services (SAPS) has a division called Crime Intelligence (CI). This unit has been most often in the news and for all the wrong reasons. The CI’s biggest moment of victory had been when they succeeded in having the government believe that there exists a right wing organization called the Boeremag. They had established an audacious plan into action which commenced as early as 1992. The members of CI planned to build a future for them in the new South Africa under the African National Congress (ANC) regime. The planning was to create an alleged right wing movement group, called the Boeremag. The ANC led government clearly fears exactly such a monstrosity, irrespective as whether it exists or not. The officers in this unit would also create an atmosphere in which these allegations would be espoused and create a climate for action against anybody so labeled.

The Boeremag trial was the longest and the most expensive trial in the history of the South African judicial system. The transcript spans more than 60,000 pages. However, the story starts with CI and dovetails with the experience of Erasmus and his partners. A certain Major General Mark Henkel has boasted that the Boeremag was his creation. Hankel is allegedly also an MI6 agent (British Secret Service) and has been linked to many dubious actions.

In the Boeremag saga at the conclusion of the trial, all the policemen working on this matter received cash bonuses, a sum of R300,000 and escalated according to rank.  The so called main witness, a certain Smit, a decidedly dubious character received some R 6,6 million as a bonus. This is extremely unusual.  In the SAPS, as in the rest of the State, promotions would be the order of the day, not cash bonuses.

Hankel had taken over from retired General Andre Roos who was also an alleged MI6 agent and the handler of Thabo Mbeki, the previous President.  The fact that the British MI6 would be in play in South Africa would make sense. The British had been in South Africa since 1812 and had benefited immensely from the South African riches. During the heydays of apartheid, South Africa was one of the fastest growing countries in the world with outstanding returns on investment. All British investments would have an exceptional return. This however brought other aspects into play, namely the advent of secret societies such as the Freemasons.

In this regard, it is alleged that throughout SASF and CI into the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) these Freemasons had been running these shenanigans. In the Boeremag trial, the prosecutor was supposedly a more senior freemason than the judge himself.

A most puzzling aspect pertaining to the Boeremag trial is that there was ample evidence that the Boeremag members were trained by some 16 policemen from inter-alia CI. These policemen also supplied the explosives which the Boeremag members used in a plot and killed civilians. Yet, the judge failed to grasp that the policemen were part and parcel of the alleged Boeremag fracas and that they should also have been arrested and prosecuted.

Yet, this did not happen. The families of innocent civilians whose relatives had been killed have undoubtedly large claims for damages against the state due to the role played by these policemen. It must be understood that the Boeremag members did kill people and for that they have to pay their dues. But the people who trained them and supplied the explosives which enabled them to activate these heinous acts, walked away, free? There was never any charges raised against them and that is not democracy but the blatant tangled corruption of the SASS forces to enforce their own law.

The South African Security Forces have enforced an unlawful act by creating the Boeremag, a real phantom treat to the country. The Boeremag trial will forever haunt the South African public and only when justice is finally accomplished then we can move toward democracy.

By Laura Oneale


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5 Responses to "The Boeremag and the South African Security Services"

  1. Helizna Kilian   February 19, 2014 at 11:51 am

    They killed people? Which people did they (Boeremag) kill? As far as I know there was only one fatality and that was unintentional when a bomb exploded (away from people at a railyard or something) and a piece of metal struck/fell on a woman).

  2. tania   February 17, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Was it a person or people that were killed id like correct information

    • funquinnquin   February 17, 2014 at 6:58 am

      @Tania. Only one person. See my comment below. I followed the case closely.
      @JH Who is Erasmus and what what about this article is “fiction”? This is a well written, well researched piece on who is really behind what happened.

  3. funquin   February 1, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Good article and I hope the “man on the street” in South Africa takes notice of where this all comes from. One correction though, only 1 person was killed during the bombings and it was because she built a shack illegally near a train track that was blown up. They never intended to harm civilians and did not know that the lady who got killed would be there, yet they are branded as killers. Mandela’s MK terrorists intentionally blew up scores of people during their bombing campaigns targeting public places, yet he is made out to be a hero. Some society we live in. #SMH

  4. JH   February 1, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Erasmus fiction again. Pathetic.

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