Terre'Blanche victim gets house

2006-12-11 08:06
Ventersdorp - The man who was permanently disabled when he was beaten up by AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche in 1996, will soon sleep in a room of his own, for the first time in his life.

Paul Motshabi became the proud owner of a new two-roomed house in Tshing, Ventersdorp, on Sunday.

Cameras flashed as he received the keys to his house from Phenye Vilakazi, North West's MEC for local government and housing.

Motshabi, who was crippled and intellectually impaired by brain damage sustained in the attack, was one of 16 victims of violence in the North West who received new houses as part of the government's campaign to mark sixteen days of activism against violence against women and children.

He and his sister Maria, who is unemployed, have been living in a two-roomed corrugated iron shack.

Motshabi says his wife left him after the attack by Terre'Blanche, and he seldom sees his children.

He has never seen Terre'Blanche again.

Terre'Blanche was found guilty of attempted murder for the attack and served three years in jail.

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