Judgment reserved in ET trial access applications

2010-11-22 12:55

Judgment was reserved in the media application for permission to cover the Eugene Terre’Blanche murder trial following argument in the Ventersdorp Magistrates Court today.

Judgment will be handed down on December 2.

The trial involves a minor co-accused, which means it should be closed to the media and public.

Terre’Blanche’s family and leadership of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), which he headed before his death, also wanted permission to attend the trial.

Media Monitoring Africa and the prosecutor in the case had argued that the child’s rights should be protected, and that the trial should remain closed.

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