They wanted to destroy Terre'Blanche - cop

2011-10-18 16:35
Ventersdorp - The two people accused of killing AWB leader Eugene Terre’Blanche went all out to destroy him, a policeman said on Tuesday.

"Hulle het uitgegaan daarop om hom te vermink [They went there with the intention to destroy his face]," Captain Jacobus Rautenbach told the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp.

"Hulle wou hom uitwis [They wanted to destroy him]."

Andre Nienaber, Terre'Blanche's brother's son-in-law said outside the court he believed the crime was politically motivated, and linked it to the singing of the "shoot the boer" song by ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema. The song has since been outlawed.

"He [Malema] was in Zimbabwe when the murder took place, but he sang the song and gave the orders... on what to do. He was advertising it in the media," said Rautenbach.

Farmworker Chris Mahlangu and a minor are accused of beating and hacking the 69-year-old to death in his North West farmhouse in April last year.

Both have pleaded not guilty to murder, housebreaking and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Mahlangu claims he acted in self-defence while the 16-year-old denies involvement in the murder.

*According to the Sapa report, Rautenbach said he believed Eugene Terre'Blanche's murder was politically motivated, and linked it to the singing of the "shoot the boer" song by ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.

We have since learned that the remark was, in fact, made by Terre'Blanche's brother's son-in-law Andre Nienaber outside the court.
- SAPA
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