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Main Terre'Blanche trial continues

2012-02-09 08:55

Ventersdorp - The main trial of two people accused of killing AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche will continue in the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp on Thursday.

Evidence gathered from a minor accused of the murder was on Wednesday ruled as inadmissible in his trial.

Information obtained from the boy's co-accused Chris Mahlangu shortly after the crime was, however, admissible, Judge John Horn found.

The excluded evidence related to the minor's pointing out of the crime scene after the murder and a statement he made in this regard.

Earlier this week the court heard arguments in a trial within the trial.

Mahlangu and the minor are charged with beating Terre'Blanche to death in his farmhouse outside Ventersdorp in the North West in April 2010.

Both have pleaded not guilty to murder, housebreaking, and robbery with aggravating circumstances. Mahlangu claims he acted in self-defence. The teenager has denied involvement in the crime.

Comments
  • procold2 - 2012-02-09 09:08

    i was never a ET fan but these guys are guilty and deserve whats coming to them, violent crime in this country needs to be stopped and mitigating circumstances and legal technicalities should not lessen the sentances

      Nik - 2012-02-09 09:52

      Well what is coming to them.....a couple of months in a basic hotel, 3 meals a day, DSTV, Internet and cellphone coverage, some kinky sex and then they're free again. not really fitting punishment for murdering anyone.

  • John - 2012-02-09 09:10

    "....Mahlangu claims he acted in self-defence...." What a crucial defence capabilities I must say !!!!

      Andrew - 2012-02-09 11:14

      Self defence carrying a panga into a bedroom, Why ?

  • Rudolph - 2012-02-09 10:39

    If ET died of natural causes, that would've been it. The bugger is still in the news, and he's not even around! I really hope Juju dies of natural causes.

  • abner.malema - 2012-02-09 12:00

    how many blacks were killed and the courts fined or released culprits for lack of evidence, thousands. Now whites want justice for someone who killed blacks before

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