Right-wing organisation allegedly planning to sabotage the World CupApr 19, 2010 7:01 AM | By Sapa
A 62-year-old man was arrested earlier this week when an arms cache was found during a raid on his Worcester home, the Sunday Independent reported.
Army rifle and ammunition
Almost 10,000 rounds of ammunition, a 9mm pistol, South African Defence Force equipment and explosives were found in the home of Frederick Rabie, a former lieutenant colonel in the commandos.
He was granted bail and expected to appear in court again on Monday.
The raid was reportedly part of a police investigation on members of the extreme right-wing organisation, the Suidlanders for allegedly planning to sabotage the Fifa World Cup.
The Independent reported that raids had taken place in Pretoria, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape.
The paper claims the investigation of the alleged sabotage plot is linked to the website www.boycott-2010-world-cup.co.
The website carries a large banner that reads "Why We Are White Refugees...". It carries articles entitled "Wake up Whitey!", "Boycott 2010 World Cup" and "ANC: VIP's of Violence", amongst others.
Police have refused to comment on the investigations.
The Independent quoted a "well-placed" source within the Suidlanders as saying members were collecting arms and ammunition to carry out "dirty tricks" in an attempt to scare away foreign visitors.
However Suidlanders national co-ordinator Johann le Roux said the organisation was not a political movement.