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Dog sat crying on wife's body - husband

2012-09-18 09:37

Pretoria - A Limpopo man has told a court how his little Jack Russell dog went to sit on his wife’s body, howling terribly, just moments after he had driven over her.

Fanie Terblanche, 42, told the high court that when he saw the dog on his wife’s body, it moved him deeply and he was unable to think rationally, reported Beeld.

Terblanche is accused of killing his wife Lizette, 45, by hitting her with his bakkie and then allegedly driving around with her body in his car for hours.

On the night of the incident in October 2006, Terblanche had been driving with his wife and aunt in the car, after watching rugby in Polokwane.

He had to stop the car several times because his wife was nauseous. At one point both women got out of the car and Terblanche then drove over his wife - he claims accidentally.

The dog apparently climbed on top of his dead wife’s body when Terblanche drove home after the incident.

“My Jack Russell sat on top of her lap. He was howling like his heart was broken. He must have known she was dead. It completely threw me,” testified Terblanche.

Terblanche was arrested in 2011 after hiding out in Zambia for three years following his release on bail.

Comments
  • nicholas.e.devilliers - 2012-09-18 09:43

    thats sick

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-09-18 10:09

      Be honest Fanie - you are a coward! If it were not for your wife's sister looking for you via FaceBook and one of the many women you have been dating giving you up, you would still be at large! You are nothing short of a monster. At least the dog felt something - take your punishment and stop looking for sympathy!!!

      merven.halo - 2012-09-18 10:14

      They must hang the bastard.

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-18 10:37

      Poor dog!!!!!

      junebugg.kinte - 2012-09-18 13:42

      Genocide? Yes, No, Maybe?

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-18 13:48

      Farting and blaming the dog is acceptable. Killing your wife then blaming your dog for driving around for hours with her body seems a little absurd.

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-19 08:16

      scooby doo is real

      clifford.sithole.5 - 2012-09-19 10:01

      Thats Jack's Russel

  • godesha - 2012-09-18 09:45

    That Jack Russell is a better human capable of more compassion and emotions than Fanie Terblanche.

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-09-18 10:00

    this story hurts me, aai.

  • frank.kistler.31 - 2012-09-18 10:00

    What is this world coming to???????????????

  • JuliusYouPrick - 2012-09-18 10:05

    So he drives over his wive and rides around with her body in his bakkie, but it touches him when the dog howls on her body? Once again people, we're dealing with one sick son of a bitch!

  • blancherheeder - 2012-09-18 10:05

    Really sad.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-09-18 10:10

    He's just another parasite that must be gotten rid of.

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-09-18 10:13

    They just take this man to Zimbabwe jail.

  • heini.botes - 2012-09-18 11:04

    What hurts me even more is what happened to the poor dog after this

      monique.fourie1 - 2012-09-19 10:27

      what happened?

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-09-18 11:43

    saw is just a movie mr terblanche pls

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-18 11:53

    unimaginably heart-breaking,May God comfort the family of that mama.And let the indignation of justice face that brainless and heartless so called man.

  • gillian.sanderson - 2012-09-18 12:49

    what a bizarre story!

  • Jackie - 2012-09-19 09:16

    Another Terblanche in the news all for wrong reasons

  • teresa.villarini - 2012-09-19 10:26

    Strange story! So where was the aunt while this was happening? Ummm accidentally? I don't think so!

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