ET: Scuffle outside Ventersdorp Court over ‘Sorry Martie’ doll

2012-05-22 12:44

A scuffle broke out outside the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp today where judgment had started in the trial of a pair accused of killing rightwing leader Eugene Terre’Blanche.

One Ventersdorp resident was reportedly walking around with a doll with the words, “Sorry Martie” – the name of Terre’Blanche’s wife – scribbled on it.

A man believed to be a member of the Gelofte Volk, a splinter group of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, walked up to the man with the doll and kicked him.

“We want to open a case against him,” said resident Pule Plaatjie, who was there to show support for Chris Mahlangu and his co-accused, Patrick Ndlovu.

Police intervened and formed a human chain between the rightwing members and those supporting the two accused.

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