South Africa: Some of the Boeremag members found guilty of high treason are expected to make an application for a special court entry of an irregularity when they appear in the High Court in Pretoria today.
If such an irregularity is found, on appeal, to have materially prejudiced them, their convictions could be set aside.
An entry of this nature will not prevent the court from continuing to hear their evidence in mitigation of sentence.
Attorney Paul Kruger said previously that an affidavit by former intelligence officer Captain Deon Loots and several other statements had already been prepared.
The court has found 20 members of the far-rightwing Boeremag guilty of high treason for plotting to violently overthrow the African National Congress government.