AWB man pays fine for journo’s assault

2010-04-15 13:27

An Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) member wanted for the assault

of e.TV journalist Kabelo Makhine has paid an admission of guilt fine.

Cameraman Makhine was assaulted at the funeral of murdered AWB

leader Eugene Terre’Blanche in Ventersdorp on Friday.

This week police issued a picture of 45-year-old Gabriel Marthinus

Johannes Stols, whose lawyer then called the investigating officer in the

matter, Warrant Officer Bonita Dry of the Potchefstroom detectives


Police said Stols had kept his promise of handing himself over to

Dry. His lawyer contacted Dry yesterday.

Police said: “He promised to report to the investigating officer

(today), which he did.”

Stols pleaded guilty to common assault at the Ventersdorp

Magistrates Court and paid an admission of guilt fine of R3 000.

Attempts to contact Makhine were unsuccessful.

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