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Group protests outside Terre'Blanche trial

2012-01-31 15:09

Ventersdorp - A group of Ventersdorp residents gathered outside the town's court on Tuesday, where Eugene Terre'Blanche's alleged killers were on trial.

Pule Plaatjie said they were following up on the case.

The group carried posters that read "Rest in hell Eugene", "AWB is dead", "Ons is gatvol met die boere" (We are fed up with the boers), and "Mahlangu is a freedom fighter".

No Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging members were outside the court.

The trial of farmworker Chris Mahlangu and a minor for the rightwing leader's murder was adjourned for lunch.

It would continue in the afternoon with the cross examination of Terre'Blanche's widow Martie.

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Comments
  • Stan - 2012-01-31 15:12

    these groups are getting really boring now...

      Joe - 2012-01-31 15:35

      The funny thing is, they sing "We are fed up with the boers". In a small town like that where else would they like to work then except on a farm?

      Gary - 2012-01-31 16:21

      @joe - yep, the curse of inbreeding and handouts are now starting to show.

      Jou - 2012-01-31 17:38

      Has anyone stopped to think about the morons supporting the alleged killers. Think about it............they are supporting two individuals that murdered someone. They are lending their support for MURDER. This ladies and gentlemen, is what we are reduced to as a country. Think about it....

      Dave - 2012-01-31 17:50

      A murder has been commited and two people have been arrested and charged and the trial will take place with a verdict at the end. That is what it is leave the rest out and let us see the justice system we have in SA at work.

  • methedex - 2012-01-31 15:13

    The ANC is no better than the AWB... They both equally bad. Useless. Both destroy our Country.

      Anthony - 2012-01-31 17:27

      @Methedex, You may have issues with the ANC, but your comment is brainless, dumb, stupid , ignorant, and a direct insult to by far the majority of South Africans. Shame on you !!!!

      Jou - 2012-01-31 17:34

      Uh how has the AWB in any way shape or form ever had any impact on this country? They barely register a blip on the political landscape.

      Dave - 2012-01-31 17:52

      Agreed.!!!!!!!!

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 19:23

      @methedex Focus Focus boet, you are blinded by hate you don't even know which is in discussion here

      Garth - 2012-02-01 12:24

      @makatika - you read the comment and the replies to it and only focus on the ignorant `white' comment. Typical. xhanti delivers a comment fouled by racism and reeking of hatred(2 hours before your comment), yet you focus on the anti anc and awb rant. xhanti's comment is also filled with the depth of ignorance that only an anc sycophant could deliver. You need to focus.

  • Fiona - 2012-01-31 15:19

    He molested this guy!!it is what it is!!deal with it!!

      Winsome - 2012-01-31 15:31

      And you know this for sure how?

      Irene - 2012-01-31 15:35

      Actually use your god given brain for a change. He was a racist, so why on earth would he sodomise a black person? Given SA's national sport, I'd say it was the other way around.

      Scouter - 2012-01-31 15:46

      Mind you in fairness he was also extremely right wing but was rather fond of a mildly liberal lady journalist, as I recall. Not that I believe the sodomy accusation for one moment though. These two miscreants need to face the full force of the law and pay the penalty.

      PointBlank - 2012-01-31 15:51

      @Fiona, your facebook looks empty... sniff sniff, I smell a troll..

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-01-31 16:08

      fiona is the boy...

      Nyiks11 - 2012-01-31 16:34

      @Irene A lot of people including ET claim to be racists in public , but when the curtain comes down they are the first ones to "mingle" with the other side . Lust knows no race nor age , why do you think we have all these inexplicable rapes ?

      Irene - 2012-01-31 16:41

      Mgayi ~ Sorry to burst your bubble but I think you'll find that the larger proportion of rapes are committed by blacks and this is not based on demographics alone.

      Nyiks11 - 2012-01-31 16:55

      @Irene Then how do you explain all the mixed race children that most black domestics continue giving birth to ? Many of the white forumites on news24 probably have plenty of siblings and cousins in many a village across SA .

      Xhanti - 2012-01-31 16:57

      @Irene, you are an idiot! For all you know the guy was a closet gay! We see a lot of those out there!

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-01-31 17:08

      @Mgayi. I was tempted to agree with you that a lot of people pretend to be racist, but when face to face with another race they are not. Do not know if they act false or not, but than you made your statement on domestic workers and I realized you are just talk crap. If you can only proof that 10% of domestic workers children are of mixed blood due to the employers we can believe you, but you cant. If you have a desiring lust for a opposite race or not, it does not bother me. What bothers me is that I was now so stupid to answer a person who grab at lies to say something trying to sound informed/clever. Cheers.

      Nyiks11 - 2012-01-31 17:35

      @DuToitCoetzee I note your comment my cousin , but why do you protest when I mention this undeniable fact about paternity of these many sons and daughters of South Africa ? Did you also know that a lot of white children were breastfed by their black nannies when their mothers were at work ? Well , I take it if it is not recorded in some book then it is classified as crap talk as your righfully claim

      Dave - 2012-01-31 17:52

      SEZ WHO ??????

      Emile - 2012-01-31 19:19

      You are all just stupid racists, just relax. It's people like ALL OF YOU who argue about pointless issues like this who prevents this country from moving forward.

      Mbulelo - 2012-02-02 16:01

      DuToit... I'd really like to hear your accent he he he

  • ludlowdj - 2012-01-31 15:19

    "Mahlangu is a freedom fighter". Just take their pictures, we can always sort them out later.

      Morne - 2012-01-31 16:22

      Another big man with a big gun?

  • Gordon20 - 2012-01-31 15:19

    AWB = Afrikaners Wifout Brains.

      Errol - 2012-01-31 15:31

      Gordon20 = Wifout.

      Irene - 2012-01-31 15:47

      The taxi service in SA is doing a damn fine job!

      Hotkop - 2012-01-31 15:57

      Ready to smash the icecream on your forehead Gordon?

      Andre - 2012-01-31 16:08

      Many of them have probably got more brains and character than you!

  • Bigwolf - 2012-01-31 15:20

    Any one who is Truly proud to be a South African would view murder as murder so forget about political views lets look at the actions of what has been done and let the law take it course and they must do their time. Two wrongs never make it right!!!

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 15:41

      Do you really think Libians must cry over the death of muammar gaddafi? Thus how ET was to us

      Hotkop - 2012-01-31 15:57

      And that's how Malema is to us.

      johanspokie.rossouw - 2012-01-31 16:17

      @makatika... so its alryt to kill ET cos he is like Gaddafi for you(ANC or whatever stupid party) we aint Libia who kill people for fun. We are south africa not a warmonger country you idiot. remember who out gun England with the 1/10th of army they had.

      Irene - 2012-01-31 16:42

      makatika ~ do you know how big the population of Libya is? Do you know how many blacks were affected by ET?

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 18:34

      There are countless black people who we living in fear of that monster

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 19:24

      @Hotkop Well we don't feel the same about Mr Malema and we are majority

      Merven - 2012-02-01 12:43

      'Well we don't feel the same about Mr Malema and we are majority' Of course you don't feel the same over Malema, you've got the same level of IQ (75), as they say: birds of a feather, flogs together.

      Mbulelo - 2012-02-02 16:07

      Wait a minute...let us leave Gadaffi out of this...we should know better than to believe American media and their smear campaigns... Realistically speaking...no man has the right to take a life...

  • Silver - 2012-01-31 15:23

    Yeah well, tell your “hero” stories to the harmless 77 years old man who was tied to a tree and shot after being tortured or a baby girl shot execution style after her family was executed. Funny thing is this is nothing new if you know a little history. Actions speak louder than words.

      Merven - 2012-02-01 12:44

      Sorry Piet, but that is the way the people (ANC) roll, look at the bombings of the Apartheid area and farm murders, always targeting the old, children and women.

      Mbulelo - 2012-02-02 16:12

      Piet those were sick crimes...very sick I might add... and those people deserve to face their consequences. Merven the apartheid police did the same thing...I should know...I saw many of these events with my own eyes.I have seen a white policeman kicking a black woman who was carrying an infant for a pass...the baby fell and died...so don't you dare make that arrogant statement.

  • matome.matlakala1 - 2012-01-31 15:25

    THESE GROUPS WILL DIE THE WHITES WILL STAND UP

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-01-31 15:28

      Uthini?

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-01-31 17:12

      Huh???

      Nyiks11 - 2012-01-31 17:15

      comedy hour has officially started

  • Simone - 2012-01-31 15:25

    Fiona you are an idiot!!!

      Nyiks11 - 2012-01-31 17:15

      no she isn't , she's the weakest link

  • matome.matlakala1 - 2012-01-31 15:28

    FIONA HE DID AND HE WILL FOREVER HATE BLACKS HE WONT

      Irene - 2012-01-31 15:37

      Try some education. You might learn how to construct a sentence.

      KayMoruane - 2012-01-31 15:55

      @Irene, is English education? just asking. @matome, why not use your mother tongue instead.

      Irene - 2012-01-31 16:43

      Kay ~ Yes it is and it's taught in school. If you suggest Matome uses his mother tongue, why not rather suggest he logs onto a 'mother tongue' website! OMG but I hate liberals.

      Xhanti - 2012-01-31 17:05

      Oh so a person that can speak english is educated? You truly are an IDIOT irene...

  • Abri - 2012-01-31 15:30

    Typical African Nationalism morality - true colours showing here - "shoot the Boer" is not a liberation phrase, they condone the actual killing. A murderer is a hero, as long as he is black and murdered a white man. Despicable!

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 15:42

      Depending on who was killed here

      KayMoruane - 2012-01-31 16:00

      same as how you want Malema killed! it's not about the colour at all, it's about how they, Malema & ET, treat(ed) people

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 18:47

      @KayMoruane you are so obsessed about Malema he is not the issue at hand even if he was how dare you compare him to that racist monster

  • gerald.jacob1 - 2012-01-31 15:35

    How quickly we forget that this man, beat a petrol attendant who now lives as a vegetable. Simply put, live by the sword die by the sword.....

      Andre - 2012-01-31 16:12

      And he employed blacks and gave them food and shelter!

      Xhanti - 2012-01-31 17:11

      @Andre so that rules out the bad things he did? FYI this douche bag was not running a charity organisation. His workers fed themselves from the peanuts they earned from working for him. You are an idiot! *smh* AWB truly does stand for Afrikaners Without Brains! I bet you were a member...

      Nyiks11 - 2012-01-31 17:20

      @Andre and plenty of alcohol

  • Trevor - 2012-01-31 15:40

    DONT CRITIZE THE BOER WITH YOUR MOUTH FULL OF FOOD

      Scouter - 2012-01-31 16:03

      Excellent comment Trevor - an unpalatable truth to some though it would seem.

      Morne - 2012-01-31 16:32

      Or in E.T.'s case a mouth full of ....

  • annie.kalahari - 2012-01-31 15:42

    The worms are crawling out of the woodwork now. Such heroes of the revolution

  • kholofelo.theko - 2012-01-31 15:44

    Some people have nothing better to do, just clean up your litter before you leave.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-01-31 17:44

      Nicely said :)

  • Henk - 2012-01-31 15:47

    nou as dit nie RASSISTIES en haatspraak is nie, wat is? waarom is die anc se bekke nou gesnoer?

      Oscar - 2012-01-31 16:16

      want hulle is besig om kaviaar te eet

  • MissGremlin - 2012-01-31 15:54

    Sigh. These stories bring out the most interesting people. All of whom, are trying to put their worst foot forward. As usual.

      Morne - 2012-01-31 16:51

      And they're all batsh1t crazy.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-31 16:03

    Pule Plaatjie saying "Mahlangu is a freedom fighter" shows they support the murder and hold the perps in high esteem. Anyone who believes a murderer to be a freedom fighter is just as evil.

      Gary - 2012-01-31 16:20

      or black

      Xhanti - 2012-01-31 17:24

      Had Hitler been assassinated, the person responsible would've been a Hero! This one is for you Gary: You are an IDIOT!

  • Dikeledi Singo - 2012-01-31 16:10

    Truth of the matter is we still live in a country were racism is still a big issue. People are being killed ruthlessly because of it. How we as a country deal with it will determine if we are moving forward or just turning it into another political battle between the races

  • christian.helberg - 2012-01-31 16:14

    Race aside, did or did they not kill him? It is a murder, whether it was a white, black, purple, or green person, it makes no difference, they are guilty of it and they behaviour cannot be condoned.

      Oscar - 2012-01-31 16:22

      agreed

  • Gary - 2012-01-31 16:19

    lol@freedom fighter. He's in jail. Free to be raped. Whoohoo! Aids will get you in the end...BROTHA

  • Mathibela - 2012-01-31 16:28

    In 1806 Afrikaaners started using black kids as slaves ( The British who were ruling Cape colony were against children being slaves). So the Afrikaaners invented a way of enslaving them by saying that they are apprentices. U never had any regard for a black soul. You have caused an irreversible damage to a black man's wellbeing and the more u keep on bragging about how racist u ar is not helping ur course. To say I hate most of u racists hear will be an understatement. Ur kind has divided families, destroyed blacks spiritually and mentally, thats why some of blacks hate u with passion.

      Gary - 2012-01-31 16:33

      Damn - your spelling sucks. Must be the evil white spirit that cursed your ability to think, reason and spell. I suggest you go see a sangoma and take a few lead pills. Come see me in the morning if that doesnt help.

      Irene - 2012-01-31 16:47

      Actually Mathibela, none of us that are alive today were around in 1806. Were you?

      gouws2 - 2012-01-31 16:50

      @Mathibela, thats ridiculous. U know black people don't have souls! LOL

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-01-31 17:42

      Careful how you bend history to fit your argument. Some of us are well informed. I do not have the time or the desire to give you a better outlay, but remember history is based on facts and you tread very lightly and loosely with it. Get better informed please.

      Mathibela - 2012-01-31 21:20

      @Dutoitcotzee whatwhat if u no n read books u should be aware of when the British arrived in Cape Town. I always suggest trolls like u to read Martin Merith: Diamonds, GOld and War and Sampie Terreblanch: The History of Inequality.

      Merven - 2012-02-01 12:53

      It is clear why Mathibela is driving taxis, he is too stupid to do anything else.

      barry.dogg.fritz - 2012-02-01 17:35

      mathibela , dude build a bridge get over urself it is people like your self that keep harping on apartheid ,this goverment has been in since 94 , if there is corruption they blame it on apartheid , if there is murder they blame it on apartheid ,if there is power outages the blame it on apatheid , if you have not made a success of your life u are the only one to blame as you are the only one that can determine your destiny and how successful you will be, so put this in your pipe and smoke it

      Esther - 2012-02-02 12:57

      And when did black people start to kill their own children for muti?

  • Mathibela - 2012-01-31 17:38

    The white South Africans had thrived on misery an and enforced poverty of black people for 300 years, by 1994 u had created hell. So now u are reaping the repercussions of that hell

      Shirley - 2012-01-31 17:44

      And you are a sad,sad person perpetuating racism-you have no vision,no purpose other than to spread the words of hatred. You see no future for your family,wish them no peace or prosperity,only that they continue to live in the past and expect no future!

      Patricia - 2012-01-31 19:02

      I feel so sorry for you. 300 Years ago the black where still 4,000 kilo from Cape Town. Press is in white hands so what, if you cannot do it don not blame the whites. Look at the dirt in the squatter camps, you sit around making children and not cleaning up your own mess. You blame the the municipality, but you are doing nothing to better it. JSC in white hands, blame youself. We are not going to give anything we worked for for nothing, when you do not even know to run it. So wake up, murder is murder, stop going back 300 years, if you blame your lack of working on whites.

      gouws2 - 2012-01-31 20:11

      @Mathibela, before we got here, you lot sat around waiting for better days! there was nothing here exept you, mud huts and droopy discovery channel boobies. THEN we built you this great country( I guess u kinda helped a little with that but we were firmly behind the steering wheel) We had nuclear weapons and now there is no electricity, we invented our own fuel when they sanctioned us and today we export that product, the first heart transplant ever was performed in Cape town. soooooo congratulations are in order, Well done for F@cking up everything. Sincerely.

      Mathibela - 2012-01-31 21:24

      So then a white man decided that the best way to achieve all these was by enslaving blacks. How considerate of ur kind.

      Lanfear - 2012-02-02 13:20

      Where do you get 300 years?! I am so sick of this dishonest argument! What kind of history have you been taught? Revised propaganda? In that aspect at least, the ANC is little different than the old NP, both changed history to suit themselves and their agendas. But they can never really change if for those who know how to do research and know where to look. Yes Mathibela, you reap what you sow and all that. Yet has it ever occurred to you that more farmers have been killed in the past 17 years than blacks were under all the years of colonisation or apartheid? So you are like the USA as well, "you killed 3000 of ours so we kill 100 000 of yours." @ Shirley, Patricia, gouws2 and others of your ilk - you are just as wrong and your pathetic hate-filled comments definitely doesn't help the situation one bit. The NP f*c#d up years ago, the Brits before them, now the ANC is just continuing the saga. Just like Mathibela, the three of you should really brush up on proper history, not propagandist crap.

  • Thabiso Tolman - 2012-01-31 18:24

    I stopped at the court yesterday but what I've realised the time I was there I didn't see or recognised white people who are staying in Ventersdorp. Those awb members that where there their car registrations were GP and EC. Meaning we cannot say people staying in Ventersdorp are all racist. My opinion.

      Wim - 2012-01-31 21:26

      Those cars must be the black racist from all over.

      Thabiso Tolman - 2012-01-31 21:49

      @Wim those were driven by awb members.

      Thabiso Tolman - 2012-01-31 21:49

      @Wim those cars were driven by awb members.

  • Dikeledi Singo - 2012-01-31 21:14

    Disgusted by some of the comments, why don't you start acting your age (blacks and white). Such bitterness

  • Heynz - 2012-02-01 09:16

    LOL the funny thing is....apartheid is ling gone....but the blacks are still living the way they where in the 80's and 90's so what changed?? Im confused you are still living in poverty you still do not get proper education....

      Heynz - 2012-02-01 09:18

      typo - Long gone

      Mbulelo - 2012-02-02 16:39

      300 years does a lot in one's way of thinking...you cannot reverse 300 years of damage in 18 years Heynz...

  • Dustin - 2012-02-01 12:08

    All other aspects of who has been murdered, the FACTS are that a man has been murdered and if these two men are guilty of this, then they should be punished within the law, this is what governs our society is it not? By putting a political spin to this murder, it takes away from the fact that it was in fact a heinous crime. Punish them if found guilty. By some of the comments read here it seems that because of what ET stood for, some people feel ET's killers were justified in the act of murder. We can't have such a mentality otherwise we'll just end up killing each other until nobody is left.

  • mashavha - 2012-02-01 15:38

    when are we gonna move away from politic mentality to common sense,just wondering

      Dustin - 2012-02-01 16:14

      Totally agree @mashavha the remedy for out nation at the moment is fewer idealists and more pragmatists, look at situations pragmatically and decide a course of action using reasoning instead of trying to solve problems along the lines of any sort of ism, whether it be marxism, racism, sexism, nationalism, liberalism... Look at THIS situation with ET, it is a murder of a man... this is the reality, how do we deal with murder through the law, if found guilty sentence the murderers and be done with it...

  • Janus - 2012-02-02 12:19

    Actions like this are exactly what keeps racism alive! Ironic that the poor, previously disadvandaged people are the ones keeping it alive and well...I also feel that ANY murder on any person whether he is White, Black, important or not, should not be condoned by anybody...

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