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Terre'blanche: Trial within a trial

2012-01-31 16:38

Ventersdorp - Evidence given by the two people accused of killing rightwing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche was disputed in the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp on Tuesday.

This led to a trial within a trial.

Norman Arendse, the lawyer for a teenager accused of the murder, asked for admissions, confessions and the pointing out of crime scenes by the two accused to be dealt with together.

"The youth's Constitutional rights and rights under the Children's Act were systematically violated," he said.

Lawyers for the boy and the other accused, Chris Mahlangu, said they would seek for the confessions and pointing out not to be submitted in the trial.

The two are accused of beating and hacking the former AWB leader to death in his farmhouse in 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.

Comments
  • spookhuis - 2012-01-31 16:49

    Mahlangu claims he acted in self defence. The teenager has denied involvement in the crime. So which one was it, you either defended yourself or you where not involved, if you were not involved then you were not there.

      Irene - 2012-01-31 17:04

      It requires logic - obviously neither of the murderers were born with it.

      Ray - 2012-01-31 17:06

      I think Terreblanche's rights were violated much more forcefully.

      dave.ogier - 2012-01-31 17:34

      Chris Mahlangu and the teenager are two different people.

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 18:37

      @spookhuis what I like about your comment is that it contains answers, the kid was not involved and Mr Mahlangu was fed up of being sodomized and been made to eat dog food. Ohh correction rotten dog food

      George - 2012-01-31 21:27

      @makatika: That's what scummy bacteria eat... Dog Food or Rotten Dog Food... all the same...! ;)

  • Willie - 2012-01-31 17:06

    Mahlangu defended himself whilst being sodomised, with the deceased being found lying on his back on a bed, and the semen not on Mahlangu's backside and in his colon. Was he medicaly examined for semen? First time that I hear of somebody being sodomised with such dangerous weapons in his hands and a youth standing nearby, probably observing the spectacle. Weird crap story.

      spookhuis - 2012-01-31 17:09

      Sound like it was written in Hollywood.

      NickvanderLeek - 2012-01-31 18:11

      ja, and not sure how many folks out there are just biting their nails waiting to sodomise would-be housebreakers, and as you say, armed and not working alone.

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 18:40

      @Willie you probably have an empty head if this is becoming so difficult for you to understand

  • Shirley - 2012-01-31 17:13

    Aarendse knows their defence is shot and now is trying to use the "violation of childrens act" cr@p. There are so many holes in both their defences. Bottom line is if he was repeatedly sodomised,received a pathetic salary and wasnt chained to the building-why did he just not leave?????

      Johnnie - 2012-01-31 20:09

      He did not leave because his whole statement is a pack of lies. How any man can even think of believing it goes beyond apprehension, and then he even has a lawer to defend him.

  • Kim - 2012-01-31 17:27

    Do I not remember a phone call confessing this crime? Now they plead not guilty. Which is it?

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 18:40

      Because not they but he acted in self-defense

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-01-31 17:41

    Someone did the murder..they will turn this political...and try and get off the murder charges using this strategy.I was never a AWB supporter but ET deserves too have justice done..these criminals must pay for their crime..I just hope the judge can disconnect himself from judging it as .."This is ET we dealing with". and make a fair decision.How can an elderly man fight of two youths..even as they claim sexual abuse..how could ET as an old man handle both these boy's...please lies. In their revenge they belittled him by performing the act on ET. What a horrible way to die.

  • rasi.phadagi - 2012-01-31 17:47

    He had nothing positive to contribute to this country. He was negative and the only time he was of any real worth was when he made us laugh with his falling of a horse stunts. I am not condoning murder but in this case i will make an exception.

      Keighley-Ann - 2012-01-31 17:54

      Where I do agree that the man was an embarrassment to our country's history, I do not agree with the statement of letting this crime slide. If our justice system seeks to condone crimes done by individuals due to 'special circumstances' then we may as well not have a judicial system at all...anybody could get off of a crime, especially black on white crime or vice versa looking at the stats (not a racist comment, just stating the facts as per this case and others). A democratic country should uphold the constitution which holds people accountable for crimes done against others, these men (children or not) MUST face punishment otherwise we'll be looking at an increase in criminal stats!

      rasi.phadagi - 2012-01-31 18:06

      This man oppressed, hurt and got away with hurting a lot of people. He tried by all means to take our country backwards and he was of the strong belief that certain races are more superior to others. I believe he was the Adolf Hitler of our time and i honestly have no sympathy for people like that. This is my personal opinion. We r a very young democracy and the likes of ET have no place in it. I honestly do not understand how a person can judge me or any other person simply because of the couler of their skin, to me that’s the biggest crime one can commit.

      Shirley - 2012-01-31 18:08

      You could be describing Malema!

      rasi.phadagi - 2012-01-31 18:13

      Shirley, i have never supported Malema or any of his views. ET hated all black people and that included me. Given the chance i don think he would have thought twice before putting a bullet in my head or dragging me behind his bakkie for miles and miles. That’s why i don feel for him.

      Shirley - 2012-01-31 18:26

      So when Malema sings "shoot the boer" thats acceptable? Two wrongs dont make a right. He was a racist,the same as MANY public figures alive and well today-that does not give me or anyone else the right to murder him/her.

      Anthony - 2012-01-31 18:48

      @Rasi.Phadagi, Your comments are spot on. "To judge anyone on the colour of their skin, is the biggest crime, one can commit!!!!!!" NOTHING is more true!!!!!

      Johnnie - 2012-01-31 20:14

      What have YOU contributed to this country. With a brain ? like that I do not think much

  • NickvanderLeek - 2012-01-31 18:09

    how do you break into a house, steal the contents, murder the occupant, and somehow find yourself 'defending' yourself and also 'innocent'. and shame, were the rights of the criminals violated? i suppose murdering someone doesn't count as violating someone's rights. interesting psychology.

  • Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 18:44

    We do not have to forget that this nauinces of a man was afraid by police or they were probably supporting his action. So we must be happy one terrorist is no more

  • Abigail Bradly Hiscock - 2012-01-31 19:29

    This just makes me sick.I don't consider myself a racist,but wow their are a lot of u that need to get over it.Seeing by ure names,yes i said it!!!! I see YOU ATRE THE RACISTS.This Human being,father,husband,brother,was BRUTALLY murdered.And ure justifying it with ure,'OH,HE WAS A TERRIBLE WHITE MAN'.Please,grow up.A terrible crime has been committed against this man.I don't care how old they are....u're capable of doing something so horrific to someone,u ureself do not have the right to plead Not-guilty.Hey.....i don't like Juju....but i'm not gonna go out and do to him what was done to ET.This is Supossed to be The New South Africa for ALL of us.So far,i don't see that happening...........xoxo

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 21:26

      @Abigail Bradly Hiscock -Where we you all this time when your uncle was terrorizing the black community.

      Makatikamusona - 2012-02-01 08:58

      @Stephan I was there fighting the apartheid

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-02-01 07:27

    If you or I commited a crime, we would have to pay a lawyer to defend us(if we could afford one). As the accused seem to be poor farm workers...how come they can afford these lawyers... the countries best at that? Please don't tell me it's our tax payers money paying to free these scumbags.

  • Abigail Bradly Hiscock - 2012-02-01 09:54

    @Makatika.......oh please,Fighting apartheid....this country will never be able to survive with the attitude of the youth these days.Now it's apartheid in reverse.People are getting jobs these days,solely with the colour of their skin.Nothing else.But we are off the subject now...........NO ONE DESERVES TO BE BRUTALLY MURDERED,THE WAY ET WAS MURDERED.NO MATTER WHO OR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE!!!!!AND NOW THEY ARE PLEADING NOT-GUILTY.PATHETIC!!!!!

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