ET murder accused re-arrested

2010-10-07 14:50

Chris Mahlangu, the co-accused in the murder of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terre’Blanche was re-arrested this afternoon following a court order revoking his bail.

“He is at Mabopane police station, and will be taken to Hartbeesfontein correctional facility,” said National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson advocate Mthunzi Mhaga.

Earlier, Judge Julius Matojane of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria set aside 28-year-old Mahlangu’s bail, saying the magistrate in Ventersdorp had made “incomprehensive findings” in his awarding of bail.

“The bail application is set aside and a warrant of arrest must be issued immediately,” said Matojane.

He said Mahlangu could be a flight risk, even though he had met his bail conditions.

The ruling brought a sigh of relief from AWB members in the court room.
Matojane said Mahlangu had given false information during his bail application and that magistrate Magaola Foso should have found this a mitigating factor in the granting of bail.

Although Mahlangu said he was originally from Bela-Bela in Limpopo, the home affairs official told the Ventersdorp Magistrates Court during the bail application that Mahlangu’s name was not on the population list.

A fingerprint expert backed this up, testifying that Mahlangu was Zimbabwean and had strong family ties in that country.

Mahlangu and a minor allegedly killed Terre’Blanche on his farm on Easter Saturday. 

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