‘ET’s genitals were exposed’

2011-10-14 10:50

The first person to see the body of slain rightwing leader Eugene Terre’Blanche has testified that his belt was loose and his genitals exposed.

The first thing the torch-carrying paramedic, Robert van Heerden, saw when he entered the bedroom was a pool of blood on the floor, the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp heard today.

Upon moving his torch around the room, he saw blood dripping from the bed onto the floor, and blood on the curtains and walls.
He felt Terre’Blanche for a pulse and realised he was dead.

Van Heerden said the body had cooled down and he could not tell how long it had been lying there.

He said he did not move the body.

A torch was used because the light switch was not working and it was dark inside the farmhouse.

Farmworkers Chris Mahlangu and a minor are accused of beating and hacking Terre’Blanche to death in April last year.

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

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