- The Hawks have arrested Harry Knoesen for allegedly planning terrorist activities
- Since his arrest, what looks like an explosives factory has been discovered
- One of Knoesen's accomplices have also been taken into custody
After a 2-year investigation, the Hawks arrested Harry Johannes Knoesen, leader of the National Christian Resistance Movement, on suspicion of planning serious terrorist activities.
As reported on by The Citizen, Knoesen is suspected to have been planning to carry out attacks on informal settlements, malls and several key points around the country.
After Knoesen's arrest, the Hawks discovered what appears to be an explosives factory, a weapon and ammunition at a home in the Eastern Cape.
Briefly.co.za gathered that an accomplice of Knoesen has since been arrested.
It turns out that the home was not Knoesen's but belonged to an alleged fellow NCRM member.
Riana Heymans, whom the Hawks were searching for, was arrested, along with 2 other suspects in Johannesburg.
Documents and ammo were confiscated for further investigation.
Heymans and the other 2 suspects will appear in the Middelburg Magistrate Court on Monday, 2 December, along with Knoesen.
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