Terre’Blanche accused tried under new act

2010-04-06 12:11

The teenager accused of murdering AWB leader Eugene Terre’Blanche will be prosecuted in terms of the provisions of the Child Justice Act.

National Prosecuting Authority boss Menzi Simelane confirmed this today at a media briefing in Ventersdorp.

Simelane briefed the media after a marathon meeting with local AWB leaders, the Community Policing Forum, prosecutors and the magistrate. The aim of the meeting was to explain court procedures.

The 15-year-old is one of two males accused of murdering Terre’Blanche. His co-accused is a 21-year-old, who is also from Ventersdorp.

Simelane said two Legal Aid lawyers would be representing the accused.

The accused

Both accused have yet to be formally charged.

The 21-year-old has been kept in a holding cell at court, while the minor is being held at a place of safety.

Court proceedings are to be held in camera.

Simelane said the case would be postponed for further investigations.

By the time court proceedings started, more than half of the members of a group that had gathered outside court this morning had dispersed after being urged to do so by community leaders.

  • The Child Justice Act came into effect on April 1. According to Sapa, the act facilitates diverting children away from the mainstream criminal justice system.

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