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Terre'Blanche killer's sentencing delayed

2012-06-18 12:11

Ventersdorp - The sentencing of the man who killed rightwing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche was postponed on Monday by the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp.

Farmworker Chris Mahlangu was convicted last month of hacking Terre'Blanche to death at his farmhouse in April 2010 and of trying to rob him.

He was also convicted, with co-accused Patrick Ndlovu, of housebreaking with the intent to steal. Ndlovu was acquitted of the murder and attempted robbery.

Sentencing proceedings will resume on August 20.

A crowd gathered outside the Ventersdorp High Court in the North West on Monday morning for sentencing in the Eugene Terre'Blanche murder case.

Hoping for light sentences

Some of them held knobkerries. One held a teddy bear dressed in an Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging T-shirt. He said the toy was named after Andre Visagie, the leader of the rightwing splinter group Gelofde Volk.

Local Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) secretary John Tau said the community had mixed feelings about the sentencing.

"We are hoping for light sentences."

He felt that the police had made mistakes in their investigations.

Supporters of the Gelofde Volk and the AWB were outside court to show their support for Terre'Blanche.

They were dressed in army uniforms and had the Vierkleur (the old flag of the Transvaal) attached to their cars.

Police were on high alert outside the court in bakkies, Nyalas and on horseback.

During their last court appearance, Judge John Horn rejected claims that Terre'Blanche had sodomised Mahlangu.

Mahlangu’s claims rubbished


He said Mahlangu had used the semen-like fluid seen 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.

Horn found that the dispute between Mahlangu and Terre'Blanche was over wages.

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

Ndlovu's name was made public for the first time in May. His trial was held in camera as he was a minor at the time of the murder. He turned 18 in April.

Comments
  • thebe.tau - 2012-06-18 12:15

    Please sentence this Zimbabwean illegal idiot for life already, they come here with their hate for farmers that's planted in their heads by Mugabe.

      Oom - 2012-06-18 13:47

      Bulawayo, June 11, 2012- The bulk of imported maize being supplied to hungry Zimbabweans is coming from former white commercial farmers evicted during the 2000 chaotic land invasions and now farming in Zambia. Recipients of the government's grain loan scheme in Matabeleland were last week shocked to discover that the names on the stickers on the grain bags were of former white farmers. The Zimbabwe government has imported 300,000 tonnes of maize from Zambia to feed millions of its citizens who are facing starvation.

      Afrikopite - 2012-06-18 14:35

      "they come here with their hate for farmers that's planted in their heads by Mugabe".....such a lame assertion, unless Zuma plants corruption to all South Africans and Malema infects all youth. Your brains have limited ability.

      mphomirtam.motsepe - 2012-10-18 19:25

      Thebe,\r\nI do not agree with you. I know murder is not good but do not pin this murder to poor zimbabiwans and Mugabe. What about the recent farm murders -were they committed by zimbabiwans? Terre Blanche was a brutal man who claimed to be a born again christian but he lived like a drunkard, rapist,sodomiser,robber and assaulted many of his employees. Where is Mr Motshabi=he is no more after brutal attacks by Terre Blanche which left him brain dead and many others. Poor Mahlangu was driven by poverty and robbery to commit such murder. I do not condone it but still say ET could have been long been removed from the face of the earth-he was cruel ELKE HOND HET SY DAG,Mahlangu will die of AIDS because he was infected in the process He is our brother and I feel for him as I also feel for ET family

      mphomirtam.motsepe - 2012-10-18 19:25

      Thebe,\r\nI do not agree with you. I know murder is not good but do not pin this murder to poor zimbabiwans and Mugabe. What about the recent farm murders -were they committed by zimbabiwans? Terre Blanche was a brutal man who claimed to be a born again christian but he lived like a drunkard, rapist,sodomiser,robber and assaulted many of his employees. Where is Mr Motshabi=he is no more after brutal attacks by Terre Blanche which left him brain dead and many others. Poor Mahlangu was driven by poverty and robbery to commit such murder. I do not condone it but still say ET could have been long been removed from the face of the earth-he was cruel ELKE HOND HET SY DAG,Mahlangu will die of AIDS because he was infected in the process He is our brother and I feel for him as I also feel for ET family

      mphomirtam.motsepe - 2012-10-18 19:25

      Thebe,\r\nI do not agree with you. I know murder is not good but do not pin this murder to poor zimbabiwans and Mugabe. What about the recent farm murders -were they committed by zimbabiwans? Terre Blanche was a brutal man who claimed to be a born again christian but he lived like a drunkard, rapist,sodomiser,robber and assaulted many of his employees. Where is Mr Motshabi=he is no more after brutal attacks by Terre Blanche which left him brain dead and many others. Poor Mahlangu was driven by poverty and robbery to commit such murder. I do not condone it but still say ET could have been long been removed from the face of the earth-he was cruel ELKE HOND HET SY DAG,Mahlangu will die of AIDS because he was infected in the process He is our brother and I feel for him as I also feel for ET family

      mphomirtam.motsepe - 2012-10-18 19:25

      Thebe,\r\nI do not agree with you. I know murder is not good but do not pin this murder to poor zimbabiwans and Mugabe. What about the recent farm murders -were they committed by zimbabiwans? Terre Blanche was a brutal man who claimed to be a born again christian but he lived like a drunkard, rapist,sodomiser,robber and assaulted many of his employees. Where is Mr Motshabi=he is no more after brutal attacks by Terre Blanche which left him brain dead and many others. Poor Mahlangu was driven by poverty and robbery to commit such murder. I do not condone it but still say ET could have been long been removed from the face of the earth-he was cruel ELKE HOND HET SY DAG,Mahlangu will die of AIDS because he was infected in the process He is our brother and I feel for him as I also feel for ET family

      mphomirtam.motsepe - 2012-11-01 17:14

      Terre Blanche got the taste of his own medicine. The earth is better without him. He was a racist and very cruel. It is alledged he was a born again christian -I wonder where did he get that from.\r\nPoor Mahlangu is going to die of AIDS contracted from this horrible beast.\r\nMartie, I am sorry if I am offending you - I wonder how did you cope with him.\r\nZimbabwians do not kill the farmers Thebe because Mugabe got rid of them when he took over There is peace and stability in Zimbabwe-please do not follow the propaganda that is spread by newspapers\r\n The only blander that happened is because the country was hit by sanctions

      mphomirtam.motsepe - 2012-11-01 17:15

      Terre Blanche got the taste of his own medicine. The earth is better without him. He was a racist and very cruel. It is alledged he was a born again christian -I wonder where did he get that from.\r\nPoor Mahlangu is going to die of AIDS contracted from this horrible beast.\r\nMartie, I am sorry if I am offending you - I wonder how did you cope with him.\r\nZimbabwians do not kill the farmers Thebe because Mugabe got rid of them when he took over There is peace and stability in Zimbabwe-please do not follow the propaganda that is spread by newspapers\r\n The only blunder that happened is because the country was hit by sanctions

      mphomirtam.motsepe - 2012-11-01 17:15

      Terre Blanche got the taste of his own medicine. The earth is better without him. He was a racist and very cruel. It is alledged he was a born again christian -I wonder where did he get that from.\r\nPoor Mahlangu is going to die of AIDS contracted from this horrible beast.\r\nMartie, I am sorry if I am offending you - I wonder how did you cope with him.\r\nZimbabwians do not kill the farmers Thebe because Mugabe got rid of them when he took over There is peace and stability in Zimbabwe-please do not follow the propaganda that is spread by newspapers\r\n The only blunder that happened is because the country was hit by sanctions

      mphomirtam.motsepe - 2012-11-05 00:02

      Mahlangu is not illegal in Africa, Terre Blanche is. Even though he is sentenced to life imprisonment, he rid South Africa of a horrible racist beast. It took guts for people like Chris to have done a job that could have been finished long time ago.\r\nTerre Blanche deserved to die though no death is condoned by both blacks and white. The question is how many blacks did ET kill. He was said to have been a born -again Christian. That is nonsence and to cover it all he had a chuech burial That beast is burning in hell. No christian robs and sodomises his employees\r\n Thebe I differ with you when you comment that the Zimbabweans come here with thier hatred for farmerts that is implnted by comrade Mugabe - it,s not true. Mugabe got rid of farmers long time ago when he took over - they left to their countries

  • Johan - 2012-06-18 12:23

    En ek dink dieselfde van jou leier. Grootbek as julle in groot groepe is. Kry hom alleen en hy is die grootste lafaard op aarde. Kan net ou mense vermoor en kinders verkrag. Skuim van die aarde! Sies!

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-06-18 12:24

    In a country with a strong and fair justice system, Chris Mahlangu would get the DEATH SENTENCE !!!

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