Police deny condom found at ET murder scene

2010-04-10 11:58

Police on Saturday denied that a used condom was found at the

murder scene of AWB leader Eugene Terre’Blanche.

“It is a false allegation,” North West police spokeswoman Captain

Adele Myburgh said in response to a report in the Saturday Star.

The newspaper reported that a used condom was allegedly found in

the farmhouse bedroom where Terre’Blanche was murdered.

“There was no condom found on the scene of the late Mr Eugene

Terre’Blanche.”

Neck on the

guillotine

Myburgh said police had no intention of “misleading” anyone about

any facts of the case. “I’m prepared to put my neck on the guillotine and you

can have a go at it if I have been lying.”

She said she had heard reports that the postmortem report had been

leaked to the media. “That is not true. It has not even left the site.”

Right-wing leader Terre’Blanche was murdered at his farm outside

Ventersdorp a week ago. A man, aged 28, and a teenage boy, aged 15, have been

charged with four crimes, including the murder.

Terre’Blanche’s body was found by detectives with his pants pulled

down and his genitals exposed.

The Saturday Star reported that a used condom had been found on the

scene of the murder by investigators and had been sent for forensic

testing.

One of the charges made against the alleged killers during court

proceedings this week was of crimen injuria. At the time, prosecutor George

Baloyi explained the charge of crimen injuria as: “They pulled down his pants to

his knees and exposed his private parts.”

On Saturday, Mthunzi Mhaga, the spokesperson for the National

Prosecuting Authority, told the newspaper that no further comment would be made

on the charge. “We’ve said enough. All other evidence will be presented at the

trial.”

No comment

Johannesburg lawyer Zola Majavu, who represents the minor, would

neither confirm nor deny to the Saturday Star the discovery of a condom on the

murder site.

AWB leader Steyn van Ronge at first told the newspaper that he

“can’t comment” on the alleged discovery of a used condom at the scene. Later,

he told the newspaper that he was not aware of the discovery of any condom. “If

evidence is presented to support that, I will make a comment.”

Along with the crimen injuria charge, farm worker Chris Mahlangu

and the minor have been charged with murder, house breaking and robbery with

aggravating circumstances, and attempted robbery with aggravating

circumstances.

The case was postponed to April 14. The two accused have not yet

pleaded to the charges.



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