Limpopo man jailed over wife's death

2012-09-28 09:05

Polokwane - A man was sentenced to an effective six-year jail term in the Limpopo High Court for the 2006 death of his wife, Beeld reported on Friday.

Judge Hennie de Vos told Fanie Terblanche in court during sentencing proceedings on Thursday that if he had behaved responsibly, he would not have been sentenced to jail.

Terblanche, 42, drove over his wife of two months, Lizette, 46, with his bakkie in October 2006, then drove around for five hours with her body in the car.

He was arrested and granted bail by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, after which he fled to Zambia.

Terblanche was eventually tracked down through Facebook and extradited to South Africa to stand trial in 2011.

Terblanche was found innocent of murder, but guilty of culpable homicide and two charges of attempted murder, as he also ran over and injured Lizette Terblanche's aunt Letitia, who survived.

  • firstseed.mbeva - 2012-09-28 09:15

    Only six years? This sounds like a joke.

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-09-28 09:18

      I agree, that's ridiculous! He drove over her on purpose by his own admission!

      Leah - 2012-09-28 09:28

      Firstseed, my thoughts exactly.

      Moloko Malete - 2012-09-28 10:06

      This man deserves life sentence 6yrs is nothing

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-28 11:52

      Ja, W.T.F.!!!???

  • bamakhani - 2012-09-28 09:30

    Just six years for taking life? Malema sentence will be six months I guess

  • Perfume5 - 2012-09-28 09:45

    This must be a joke - he gets 6 years for killing his wife. The judge must of been smoking some stuff that day!!!!

  • angela.saayman - 2012-09-28 09:52

    6 Years? Come on!!!

  • mahlorislash - 2012-09-28 09:54

    Lets see comments about "these animals" or "dogs"

  • morama.sebata - 2012-09-28 10:01

    I surely know this guy,He was supervisor in the mining industry and then the mine came looking for the qualifications of each an every official.Unfortunately he used to say hy het baaie ondervinning without a single paer.He was retrenched as he was overburdened ith credit....this are the consequenes.I feel sorry for him!!!

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-28 11:54

      HUH???? You dont make sense!!!

  • Carlton - 2012-09-28 10:06

    Hmmm no racial slurs on this one, I wonder why.

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-28 10:14

    Ican just imagine the reporter made amistake ,he was supporsed to write '60yrs not 6yrs.This can be adream or atrivial joke that someone sentenced only 6yrs in jail over the human being's life.World justice is full of favourtism and leniency sometimes.

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-28 10:17

    CARTON-Just wait some seconds,some fellas are busy right now typing those disgusting rascial slurs.

  • elizabethann.auld - 2012-09-28 10:28

    Not guilty of Murder - Guilty of culpable homicide and attempted murder! Too little info here to make an intelligent comment - unless you have personal information of your own! Still 6 years is a joke - is that all a life is worth in SA - actually it s probably only worth R5.00 which does not even buy a loaf of bread!

  • morgan.pike.33 - 2012-09-28 10:30

    How is it that this man gets only 6 years for murder and a rapist gets 20 years. @0 years for the rapist is great news but 6 years for murder!? What a joke!!!

      morgan.pike.33 - 2012-09-28 10:30

      20 years for the rapist - Typo

  • chris.booise - 2012-09-28 10:38

    Six years????? No wonder criminals can murder, rape, rob and do as they please here in SA. Must be the reason why Dewani chose this country.

  • buti.lembe - 2012-09-28 10:38

    He's a monster. These type of people should be a good example in getting a long jail sentence but what's six years for? Within six month he'll be out of jail & proposing another innocent woman to whom he'll do the same.

  • twist.cas - 2012-09-28 12:39

    People, the man was found guilty of culpable homicide and innocent of murder. culpable homicide means murder with no intentions. Therefore, is a lesser charge as compared to murder.U need to blame the presecutor and investigating officer on this one, not magistrate...

  • willa.prinsloo - 2012-09-28 15:14

    OK -let's have a show of hands : who knows the difference between murder and cuplable homocide ?

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