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Terre'Blanche accused implicates self

2012-02-10 14:04

Ventersdorp - Chris Mahlangu, the man accused of murdering rightwing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche, implicated himself in the crime, the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp heard on Friday.

"I hit him on his head several times with a pole and then put it down. Then [Mahlangu's teenaged co-accused who may not be named] picked up the pole and hit him further until he died," police officer Captain Mojalefa Nkosi quoted Mahlangu as saying.

Nkosi, who acted as interpreter and conducted the pointing out of the crime scenes with Mahlangu, was reading from a statement he took during and after the pointing out process.

Mahlangu and the teenager 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.

Nkosi told the court how Mahlangu pointed out the window they used to enter the house and how they also took Terre’Blanche’s cellphone.

According to the statement the pair went to a neighbour’s house and phoned the police.

On Wednesday incriminating evidence gathered from the minor accused of killing Terre'Blanche was ruled as inadmissible. Information obtained from 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.

Comments
  • Robert - 2012-02-10 14:19

    These animals should go to prison so that they can be savaged in the same way. They will get what's coming to them. Act like an animal, you will be treated like an animal

      Hendrik - 2012-02-10 14:22

      Animals very seldom act like this. An animal's actions usually relate to food and survival. Animals seldom if ever "turn nasty" just for the sake of killing or inflicting pain or injuries. Sub-humans on the other hand embark on all sorts of vicious wanton acts of destruction.

      Anita Harms - 2012-02-10 15:06

      Maybe replace the word "animal" with "savage"

      almarie.d.villiers - 2012-02-10 16:34

      the criminals aren't animals, they are human. Dehumanising them doesn't solve the problem. The problem is that people in SA have no respect for themselves or others. We lack morals in this country. I am not talking religion, I am saying that only once people know that you cannot take what is not yours, because it is theft, then SA will be on the road to recovery.

      Vaal-Donkie - 2012-02-11 13:35

      You liver-coloured bitches don't know the first thing about E.T. if you think he did anythign to you.

      Julie - 2012-02-11 13:49

      Robert, you're insulting animals by calling this scum 'animals,' for animals lead orderly lives and don't murder just for fun, pollute and vandalise their environment, rape their own young, commit treason, etc, etc. Those are all 'human' traits - no, not even 'human' per se - rather barbaric traits, for true humans also don't do things like that. So in future, please, PLEASE refer to them as third-grade species of sub-humanity or thugs or whatever else, but NOT animals...

  • Shirley - 2012-02-10 14:24

    The lawyer is going to have to put in for some more sick leave after this testimony! Theyre guilty. Lock them away and be done! Waste of time and money-bad enough IF they are found guilty that the tax payers have to support this scum!

  • Uknowimrite - 2012-02-10 14:38

    how does he implicate himself if he is explaining his theory of the alleged self defence? "i hit him on his head several times with a pole and then put it down" really mate? you claim to have acted in self defence or am I the only one who remembers your plea????

  • Grant - 2012-02-10 15:24

    Sounds like the usual SA "bannana republic" circus justice system :( the rainbow is shrouded in black in this place :(

  • Zipho Ka Nomafu Myaluza - 2012-02-10 15:26

    stupid man!!!!!!

  • Henning - 2012-02-10 15:39

    Doesn't matter what type of character ET was, justice in it's purest form is not predujice towards race, creed or character. Let the punishment fit the crime!

      Seri - 2012-02-10 15:48

      If only the same applied to the Waterkloof 4 case..."let the punishment fit the crime"!!!

      Henning - 2012-02-10 15:57

      so what would be a just and fair punishment seri??

  • almarie.d.villiers - 2012-02-10 16:31

    other countries have virtually no crime. yet, if you talk to someone in SA you hear of a friend or close relation who was killed, robbed or raped. Or open the newspaper, you are assaulted by talk of crimes that was committed. I think that we need harsher penalties for crimes like murder and rape, as the current penalties seem to not scare criminals enough.

  • Tebogo Ramodula - 2012-02-11 12:21

    do we really need to be pointing fingers and insults in this era? we are all people no matter who thinks what

  • Ronique - 2012-02-11 13:24

    I cant believe they would continue denying involvement after explaining how they did it. stupid.

  • Vaal-Donkie - 2012-02-11 13:33

    "[Mahlangu's teenaged co-accused who may not be named]"? Is his name Voldemort?

  • Julie - 2012-02-11 13:54

    The law keeps on hammering that the teenager may not be named because of his age. To which I say: BULLCRAP!!!!! These under-eged brats know they can get away with murder in this country because of that, but if he were in a more civilised country, he would be charged alongside his 'gatgabba.' I remember a case in England some years back where two young boys beat another boy to death - and they were charged with murder and -if I'm not mistaken - had to do time for this horrendous crime...

  • Hettie - 2012-04-10 11:01

    This man went to jail for his crimes. The same should apply to these people who killed him. They are criminals and will do it again if let loose,it is time to get tough again on murder and rape crimes.

  • ABdul - 2012-04-10 14:10

    there really should be more questions asked. At the moment, 2 people called the police and told them they murdered a man. if they had simply run away, they would be free now. There is more to this then meets the eye. Why would they do this crime, and then report it to the police?

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