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Terre'Blanche sodomy claim 'absurd'

2012-01-31 11:46

Ventersdorp - Eugene Terre'Blanche's widow has testified that a farmworker's claim that the murdered AWB leader sodomised him is "absurd".

The claim was put to Terre'Blanche's widow Martie on Tuesday when she was being cross-examined in the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp in the North West.

She reacted: "It is totally unacceptable. Eugene would never in his whole life do something like that."

Kgomotso Tlouane, for murder accused Chris Mahlangu, asked her if she knew that Mahlangu was sodomised before and on the day of the murder.

"If I look at his integrity and his political view it is absurd," she said.

Living conditions

Tlouane questioned her about the living conditions of the two accused, the food they ate, and her late husband's salary arrangements. Martie said Terre'Blanche never paid his workers on a Friday as they would spend all their money over the weekend.

"Eugene tried to help them [the workers], because their money was finished within a day."

Tlouane confirmed no salaries were paid on the date of Terre'Blanche's murder, April 3, 2010. He said Mahlangu claimed he was not told about the salary arrangement.

Martie said she knew Mahlangu's salary was less than the prescribed minimum wage, adding: "He was willing to work for that. It was his choice to leave the job if he didn't want it."

Mahlangu and a minor are accused of beating and hacking the former AWB leader to death in his farmhouse. 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.

Comments
  • methedex - 2012-01-31 11:50

    hang them from tree...

  • Shirley - 2012-01-31 11:58

    If this was true then WHY did he remain on the farm????Clearly the wages were below par yet this along with sodomy and he stayed????? Give me a break!!!

      Shirley - 2012-01-31 12:12

      NrGx: agree totally!!!

      henrileriche - 2012-01-31 13:09

      @phumlanii - I find your comment intriguing and perplexing. As much as I was not a ET fan it is very interesting that you would believe someone that tortured and murdered someone, to actually speak the "truth". Mmmmmm? I think these scumbag tsotis are quite capable of lying too. ET was at least always consistent. Since when did murderers become victims? Doesn't take much IQ to figure this one out as bullsh1t but IQ is lacking in SA. Like many of us believe. ET might have been what he was, but he did not deserve that. And that is this reason that stereotype black people that says otherwise.

      JasperSA1 - 2012-01-31 13:22

      Shame on those last 2 comments... (Pulverturm & phumlanii) Really thats what you come up with... Bringing Hitler into this is far off topic, what the leaders did in there spare time - are diff from one another... ET as you both know would never do that and to actually think it as you 2 do shows how narrow minded you both are on trying justify these 2 men's motives in this MURDER. Anyway there is no reason for me to even get into a debate with you 2 as i can see you would reply with more dumb@ss comments! Go read your history on SA and then tell me he sodimized that young man!! And just for interest sake it was Hitlers Farther that had the affair with a jewish women (Alois Hitler) the comments on Hitler having the affair is just hear say to make him look bad... as you guys are doing the ET now...

  • Bennie - 2012-01-31 12:02

    The fact of the matter is that cetain people can only complain , nobody forced them to work on the farm , they could leave at any time and go work in the Mines ,or even become astronauts , this attitude of the world owes me a living must stop !!!

      Michelle - 2012-01-31 12:06

      Fully agree Bennie Life is what you make of it. If you decide to stay on a farm and earn below minimum wage - that is your choice. Does not give anybody the right to kill and use money as an excuse.

      phumlanii - 2012-01-31 12:45

      Others do not have that previledge of becoming astronauts or work on the mines. People are not on the same level.

      henrileriche - 2012-01-31 13:12

      You're right phumlanii - Humans are different and the sooner we realise that, the sooner humans can move forward. Coming back to the bell curve: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/fury-at-dna-pioneers-theory-africans-are-less-intelligent-than-westerners-394898.html

  • Larry - 2012-01-31 12:04

    I dont believe it for one minute. I do believe that these scumbags (including their Lawyer) will try anything and blame anyone, to get off htis charge.

  • Jan-Paul - 2012-01-31 12:19

    Find them innocent and let them leave the court room.. They will be free and reachable. Then justice will follow!

      Monique - 2012-01-31 12:32

      haleluja to that Jan-Paul! Seems taking the law into our own hands is the only way.

  • Jymiro - 2012-01-31 12:30

    Lets believe in our justice system - the truth will come out

  • Nurse - 2012-01-31 12:41

    Not really a credible statement, the wife is always the last to know...

  • Josh - 2012-01-31 12:51

    Death Penalty. Change every criminals mind in the country very fast. Very fast.

  • SM1012 - 2012-01-31 13:03

    Let alone what you say Dudes...let Justice and Law take the course...here we have HOMICIDE...for those with sick opinion...let use this page for informative and learning purpose...but do understand those with limited vision...RACIST in their BLOOD...AG SHAME ON THEM.

  • Gogs Lombard - 2012-01-31 14:00

    I get very scared when I read many of the comments posted here today. When people start deciding who deserves to die we become the ruthless inhumane society South Africa is rapidly becoming.

  • Lindiwe Skosana - 2012-01-31 22:42

    Shame

  • Lindiwe Skosana - 2012-01-31 22:53

    ET died a gruesome death and absolutely no one deserves that but I'm guessing the poor guy was FED UP! ET was exploiting him because he was poor and didn't have many options

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