Terre'Blanche killer due to be sentenced

2012-06-18 08:25
Johannesburg - The man convicted of killing rightwing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche is due to be sentenced in the High Court in Ventersdorp on Monday.

Chris Mahlangu was convicted last month of hacking Terre'Blanche to death at his farmhouse in April 2010, attempted robbery and housebreaking with the intent to steal.

His co-accused, Patrick Ndlovu, was acquitted of the murder and attempted robbery, but was found guilty of housebreaking with the intent to steal.

At the last court appearance, Judge John Horn rejected claims that Terre'Blanche sodomised Mahlangu.

He said Mahlangu used the semen-like fluid on Terre'Blanche's genitals as an opportunity to use sodomy as a defence.

Horn said the notion that the substance had been semen was never proved.

He further rubbished Mahlangu's claim that he had acted in self-defence and said there was no evidence that Terre'Blanche was killed because of his political views. He found that the dispute between him and Terre'Blanche was over wages.

While Terre'Blanche was portrayed as arrogant and violent, neither of the two accused testified about this.

Ndlovu's name was made public for the first time in May.

His trial had been held in camera as he was a minor at the time.

In April, he turned 18 and could be named.

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