South Africa's High Treason Club: The White Separatist Boeremag Conspirators on Trial

South Africa's High Treason Club: The White Separatist Boeremag Conspirators on Trial

by Karin Mitchell

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Overview

In the early 2000s, a few years after becoming a democracy, South Africa saw the rise of a white separatist militia known as the Boeremag. Convinced that their existence was under threat, they devised a coup and planted bombs across the country while evading the authorities. This book chronicles the longest running criminal trial in South African history, piecing together court transcripts and interviews through in-depth journalism to explore the dynamics and ideals at the source of the movement and the coup. A firsthand look is offered at the dark consequences of nationalism and populism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476678832
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Karin Mitchell is a writer living in a small town bordering the Kruger National Park in the heart of the South African bush. She has worked as a journalist in several top South African newsrooms covering major political and national events across the country.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments • ix

Introduction • 1

Glossary • 7

The Boeremag Accused • 9

Chapter  1 • 11

Chapter  2 • 24

Chapter  3 • 33

Chapter  4 • 40

Chapter  5 • 49

Chapter  6 • 57

Chapter  7 • 65

Chapter  8 • 74

Chapter  9 • 81

Chapter 10 • 90

Chapter 11 •  96

Chapter 12 • 103

Chapter 13 • 111

Chapter 14 • 120

Chapter 15 • 134

Chapter 16 • 148

Chapter 17 • 161

Chapter 18 • 175

Chapter 20 • 197

Afterword • 215

Chapter Notes • 219

Bibliography and Sources • 227

Index • 231

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