Terre'Blanche trial adjourned

2012-02-07 14:10
Johannesburg - The trial of two people accused of killing rightwing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche was adjourned on Tuesday by the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp.

Closing argument of a trial within the trial was meant to be heard on Tuesday, but defence lawyer Kgomotso Tlouane was ill. The proceedings would resume on Wednesday.

Legal teams for the accused and the State agreed to exchange written heads of argument by end of business on Tuesday, and that these would be handed to Judge John Horn on Wednesday morning.

Farmworker Chris Mahlangu and a minor, who may not be named, 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.

The defence has questioned the validity of information gathered from the two accused of the murder shortly after the crime.

The trial within a trial is about determining whether this information is admissible as evidence.
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