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Zuma plotters apply for bail

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Bloemfontein -

Four men accused of plotting to kill President Jacob Zuma applied for bail in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, SABC news reported.

The State argued the right wing extremists had intended to exploit differences between the ANC and its youth league, prior to the party's national elective conference in Mangaung in December.

At their last appearance in December, State prosecutor Shaun Abrahams alleged the four - Mark Trollip, Johan Prinsloo, Martin Keevy and Hein Boonzaaier - were part of a group who planned “Die Slag van Mangaung” (The Battle of Mangaung) to eliminate the country's leaders.

The group, along with other people, had allegedly been planning since January 2012 to establish a new right wing party, the Boere Party, and commit acts of sabotage.

The bail application was postponed to Friday. - Sapa

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