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South African suspects in plot to kill #JacobZuma in 2019? Photo from old Mangaung trial

“These man are standing trail for plotting to Kill #JacobZuma & other senior ANC leaders. They appeared in court yesterday. The silence of Media is sickening.”

This is the caption of a photo posted on Facebook in South Africa on 17 July 2019.

The photo shows four men in what appears to be a courtroom.

Were the men in the photo standing trial on 16 July 2019, for plotting to kill former South African president Jacob Zuma, and other members of the ruling African National Congress?

And was the media silent about this trial?


Widely reported 2012 assassination plot

A Google image search of the photo brings up many media reports of a trial that lasted from 2013 to 2014.

The men in the photo are, from right, Johan Prinsloo, Hein Boonzaaier, Martin Keevy and Mark Trollip, according to media reports.

The four were on trial for allegedly plotting to assassinate Zuma and other members of the ANC at the organisation’s 2012 Mangaung elective conference in Bloemfontein.

The men in the photo were not on trial in July 2019. When they were on trial, five years ago, the media was not silent. – Africa Check


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