Accused ‘wanted to castrate’ ET

2012-04-10 10:53

One of the two people accused of killing right-wing leader Eugene Terre’Blanche planned to castrate him after the murder, the North West High Court in Ventersdorp sitting heard today.

“(Chris) Mahlangu said he pulled Terre’Blanche’s pants down and exposed his genitals. His intention was to dismember Terre’Blanche. But he decided against it,” investigating officer Lieutenant-Colonel Tsietsi Mano testified.

Mano testified that Mahlangu said he and his co-accused, a minor, decided to kill Terre’Blanche in April 2010.

He was testifying on a statement given by Mahlangu on the night of the murder. Mahlangu and the teenager were 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.

Mano said Mahlangu stated that he went into a store room at the farm, where he found an iron rod, which he took and with the teenager entered Terre’Blanche’s house through a window.

The pair allegedly found Terre’Blanche lying on his back on the bed.

“Mahlangu then hit Mr Terre’Blanche on the forehead with an iron rod. Two other blows followed on the face. There was a lot of blood ... caused by the injuries. He repeatedly hit Terre’Blanche on the chest.

“His colleague took the rod from him. He hit Terre’Blanche in the face ... some few blows on the chest as well,” Mano said.

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