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Terre'Blanche accused disputes signature

2012-02-01 12:46

Ventersdorp - A minor accused of killing rightwing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche has disputed the signature he purportedly made on a statement to the police.

Zola Majavu said on Wednesday his client denied the signature was his.

He was cross-examining police officer Lieutenant Colonel Frans Jacobs in the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp.

The minor and farmworker Chris Mahlangu are accused of beating Terre'Blanche to death in his farmhouse in the North West in April 2010.

Both have pleaded not guilty to murder. Mahlangu claims he acted in self defence. The teenager has denied involvement in the crime.

Jacobs, who went with the teenager to point out crime scenes, said on Wednesday he asked the teenager if the signature was his and he confirmed it. The teenager’s mother also confirmed that it was her fingerprint on the statement.

Majavu pointed out that no probation officer was appointed to the child until after the pointing out of the crime scenes.

Jacobs said he assumed all the correct procedures had been followed by his fellow officers before he came into contact with the teenager.

He was testifying in a trial within a trial to determine the validity of evidence given by the two accused.

Comments
  • procold2 - 2012-02-01 13:09

    cant rember wich finger or cross he used

  • The-Azanian - 2012-02-01 13:27

    Give up your tricks jacob. it pays to go school you know...

      Jimmy - 2012-02-01 13:55

      Practice what you preach azanian boy

      Felix - 2012-02-01 14:09

      Hold on guys, I gotta fetch the popcorn.

      Riëtte - 2012-02-01 14:31

      Azanian, if it pays going to school, what is your excuse for this stupid remark?

      PointBlank - 2012-02-01 14:36

      Oops, who let The-Azanian out of the nut house?

  • Helmut - 2012-02-01 13:31

    I think ET is still alive

  • Comrade - 2012-02-01 13:51

    typical procedure used for centuries ..... LIE DENY LIE DENY....

  • Bennie - 2012-02-01 14:00

    Eish es nie ekke ni, almal hy praat lieg !! '' The Snoobab Shuffle''

  • Senene - 2012-02-01 14:05

    Let them go plz, this is our tax

      lindz.kok - 2012-02-01 14:20

      let them hang please it cheaper than letting them go free abusing our tax money

      Alfred Neumann - 2012-02-01 15:04

      Sure, it's okay to spend a few hundred million on a birthday party and a couple billion on some planes and a quarter of a trillion over 3 years on cars, parties and hotels but God forbid any of our tax money is spent prosecuting murderers.

  • KallieHungBal - 2012-02-01 14:36

    Why was a Probation Officer needed if his mother(legal gaurdian) was present?

      Brett - 2012-02-01 15:02

      Perhaps she was pissed?

      Kim - 2012-02-01 16:49

      Probably not his mother. You know how they are.

  • Snoopsy - 2012-02-01 15:10

    Ai Ai Ai..

  • brettinlux - 2012-02-01 17:35

    Come on Zola Majavu,get your client off on a technicality,be it a signature or the translation......and let's see what happens .....?

      Gerhard - 2012-02-01 19:28

      The court will sort it out!

  • Sandy - 2012-02-02 10:55

    This minor seems to be contradicting his statement already, for goodness sake he pointed out at the scene so whats his problem............

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