Four charged with treason in South Africa

Last updated 22:31 18/12/2012

Relevant offers

World

Some mass killings and school shootings seem to be contagious: study 'Predator' teacher jailed for 22 years for sex with three students Canadian army called in as Saskatchewan fires force 13,000 to evacuate Bill Cosby got drugs to give women for sex Pope Francis appeals for more inclusive church Women drinking alcohol while pregnant is 'very common', study says Sex on a Florida beach leads to 2-1/2 years prison time How the CIA ran a 'billion dollar spy' in Moscow Man wearing Isis flag 'not breaking UK law' World news while you were sleeping

Four white South Africans have been charged with treason over a suspected plot to attack a conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) attended by President Jacob Zuma and scores of top government officials.

The four were brought into court in the central city of Bloemfontein on Tuesday surrounded by security guards armed with assault rifles. Prosecutors said one of the men "wanted to target the ANC elective conference" currently under way in the city.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content