UJ professor’s killer gets life sentence

2015-02-12 09:53

A drug addict who conspired with the boyfriend of University of Johannesburg professor Carl Mischke to rob and murder him has been given a life sentence by the South Gauteng High Court.

During sentencing yesterday, Judge Geraldine Borchers said she recognised that Jacques Terblanche was a tik addict, but said not all addicts committed violent crime, Beeld reported.

The murder weapon, an iron bar from a hand weight, was used to inflict injuries.

Terblanche was also sentenced to 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances, to run concurrently with the murder sentence.

Craig Thomas, a paramedic from Kempton Park who had a relationship with Mischke, was sentenced to 20 years in prison last year after he accepted a plea agreement.

The two were tik addicts who attacked and robbed Mischke for drug money.

Thomas said it was Terblanche who beat a sleeping Mischke to death.

Terblanche had denied this.

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