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State: Find Terre'Blanche accused guilty

2012-04-18 14:38

Ventersdorp - The State has called for both people accused of killing rightwing leader Eugene Terre’Blanche to be found guilty.

"The State’s submission is that both accused should be found guilty as charged on all counts," prosecutor George Baloyi told the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp on Wednesday.

Baloyi described the case as extraordinary because the two did not run away after the murder, and walked a great distance to alert the police.

Chris Mahlangu and a teenager are charged with beating Terre'Blanche to death in his farmhouse outside Ventersdorp, North West, on April 3 2010.

Both have pleaded not guilty to murder, housebreaking, and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Mahlangu has claimed he acted in self-defence. The teenager has denied involvement in the crime.

Baloyi dismissed Mahlangu's claims that he was sexually assaulted by Terre'Blanche. "We submit that there was no mention of any sexual assault."

Both Mahlangu and the youth declined to testify before the State and the defence closed their case last week.

Terre'Blanche's brother, sister-in-law and his niece and her husband attended the proceedings.

Comments
  • Frans - 2012-04-18 14:50

    I rest my case. Don't wanna say it but: 'I told you so!! Guilty as sin.'

  • Farmworker - 2012-04-18 14:54

    Ok lets rather wait for the people qualified to make judgement like a Magistrate.

      christian.denyschen - 2012-04-18 15:09

      That's why I said \hope they rot in jail\ off course we have 2 wait for the judge idiot!

      Farmworker - 2012-04-18 15:43

      @christian.denyschen why so much anger, did I say anything that triggered your eagerness. I think your friends must alert the professionals about your anger because with the recent development in the country I doubt for the safety of your loved ones, please if ever you think about doing it please rather take yours alone. What makes you think you are your IQ level is higher than mine. And what’s up with the backslashes

      christian.denyschen - 2012-04-18 16:14

      do i sound angry? I'm sorry to hear. you sound like a man who love jumping to conclusion with out thinking it through i'm no murderer and don't have any suicidal tendencies. don't know how you got all that from just one sentence. figure the backslashes out with your high IQ

  • Anthony - 2012-04-18 14:55

    they should hang

      Gieljam - 2012-04-18 15:09

      Not in South Africa the ropes will most probably snap 3 times for no obvious reason on which they will be declared innocent and get away with it ...

  • wikus.schalkwyk - 2012-04-18 15:03

    It's a death sentence either way...

  • Gieljam - 2012-04-18 15:05

    What an agonizing long overdue and over run case . If a case takes so long due to incompetency and poor statement takings etc to get a conviction on something so obvious as this case was then all including the defense are milking the coffers dry.

  • Thebe - 2012-04-18 15:08

    Whether they are guilty or not, I don't care and I don't think the State should care too.

      Neels - 2012-04-18 15:20

      Justice Thebe justice your brother is going to jail for killing my brother

      Thebe - 2012-04-18 15:37

      No this idiot is not and will never be my brother and as for TerrorBlanche, he said it a long time ago that he is not my brother.

  • devenjoey.theron - 2012-04-18 15:10

    this era is coming to a close. everyone played their part in making south africa better. in the end, we can change our life around, the way mr terreblanche did. i heard many stories to this effect. which tells me that all ended well. these murderers, is an extension to the hatred that was once felt, but the buck should stop here. the Afrikaner people's voice echo for change. we have changed, all of us. our alien leaders have brought us to this table of negotiation. they know what we long in our hearts. eventually our freedom is their freedom. RIP

  • Frans - 2012-04-18 15:40

    Mr. 'I DON'T CARE' Thebe, would you still not care the day one of your loved ones get murdered. God Forbids. You are one sick puppy.

  • Rendani Tshifhiwa Rasila - 2012-04-18 16:11

    two wrong doenst make a right, Eugene's bloos was red as mine and yours, he persecutes blacks way back there, but that doesnt mean people have to rejoice when he is dead like that, A PERSON WHO DO NOT GIVE LIFE DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO TAkE IT, period. let them young boys go to prison for what they have done.

      Marion - 2012-04-18 16:21

      I agree with you Rendani. I had no time for ET but he did not deserve to die like that.

      carel.hayden - 2012-04-18 17:01

      He made amends with his past and really did change by the way... Something most South Africans won't do... he might of been better than us actually?

      Jerry - 2012-04-18 23:12

      Rendani why blacks shouldn't celebrate? I strongly advocate for death penalty to remove scumbags like ET from society. Can not believe you said that. My brother you can never be one of them.

  • Marion - 2012-04-18 16:15

    Didn't they say the other day that there is no evidence, other than a statement by Mahlangu, that the kid was involved?

  • Digger - 2012-05-21 21:40

    Yes these two must be punished and dealt with, murder is murder period. But let's face it, he was an idiot the likes of Malema and Mugabe to name just a few. And as stated by some here, an embarrassment to the white population. I am just relieved we only have a few of them knocking around, opposed to our present government and so called leaders.

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