Heroic cheers for Terre’Blanche accused

2010-04-06 13:41

One of the two people accused of murdering AWB leader Eugene

Terre’Blanche was led out of court amidst cheers and ululation earlier


Police led the accused, with a jacket fixed firmly over his head,

out of the court and into a waiting Nyala. As the vehicle drove off, the crowd

cheered, ululated and shouted. “Viva! Viva!” they said, jumping and clenching

their fists as the van drove off.

“They are our heroes. They did us proud,” said Simon Molefe while

jumping with joy.

Twenty-five-year-old George Mogoari said that Terre’Blanche’s

killing was “ayoba (good)”, claiming that the right-wing leader was a threat to

the community. “Many of my friends and family were scared to visit Ventersdorp

because of that guy,” said Mogoari, who worked as a bricklayer at

Terre’Blanche’s house in 2004. However, although he was afraid of Terre’Blanche,

he did not believe he would be harmed by him. He believed the killing was

sparked by a labour dispute and not a racial issue.

Albert Mombalo (25) said: “Even if he can wake up, I will kill him

times two.”

Tebogo Tshepo and her friend, Mokotedi Tshenolo, said they felt

free and happy. “We think Ventersdorp is a much better place. That guy

terrorised and killed many people,” said Tshenolo. “The devil is dead!”

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