'No remorse for killing Terre'Blanche'

2012-08-22 15:30

Ventersdorp - Chris Mahlangu "failed to express genuine remorse" for bludgeoning rightwing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche to death in his farmhouse outside Ventersdorp on 3 April 2010, Judge John Horn said.

Mahlangu was sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday for killing Terre'Blanche.

"I find no valid reason to deviate from the prescribed sentence," Judge John Horn said, upholding the prosecution request for life in prison.

He displayed a "flagrant disregard for the deceased's right to life."

"You went so far as to accuse the deceased of sodomy, and undoubtedly caused the families hurt," said Horn.

Mahlangu earlier claimed that the rightwing leader had raped and infected him with HIV.

During the trial, the court found no evidence to support that claim.

Mahlangu's co-defendant Patrick Ndlovu, 18, who was a minor at the time of the killing, was found guilty of housebreaking but not guilty on charges of murder and robbery. He was handed a two-year suspended sentence.

Horn rejected Mahlangu's claims to have acted in self-defence and accepted the prosecution's argument that the killing had been triggered by a fight over wages.

  • Pixi3kid - 2012-08-22 15:48

    All murder charges should be handled this way.

      andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-08-22 16:17

      No, you are wrong. When it comes to violent murders such as this where is no doubt, the hanging noose must come back!

      kolobe.mzansi.9 - 2012-08-23 05:56

      well whites never serve for life

      Pixi3kid - 2012-08-23 09:49

      True Andre! agreed 100%

  • constance.jooste - 2012-08-22 15:56

    The boys inside are waiting for their Fresh Meat to arrive. You make me ashamed to be a south african. Pity you did not think of your mom and baby before killing someone innocent. Your day will of cause and effect always works. Happy jail time

  • graham.horn.505 - 2012-08-22 16:03

    No one has the right to murder anyone else and Mahlangu deserves his sentence. However, I find the actions of whoever it is dragging an effigy to be in real bad taste. It's symbolically just as bad as committing murder. Some people just don't think...

      fishycraig - 2012-08-22 16:19

      Just when does one race turn the other cheek and stop this madness? ET beats up a farmworker. Farmworker kills ET. Soon someone will get killed by these supporters of ET. Then there will be a farm murder... And so it will go on and on and on...

      fishycraig - 2012-08-22 16:20

      Oh wait, it will be this Mahlangu turning his other "cheek" for Bubba every night now...

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-08-22 20:15

      @fishycraig - as long as JZ keeps making long-winded speeches and dragging in every historical injustice no matter the topic. In this week of mourning, he managed to bring in every historical problem our country has faced. It's not that people should forget, but that ANC still pins their entire failure on the past, what they inherited, forever looking in the rearview mirror. Whilst the warning signs of bumps, twists, turns and hazards ahead, have been totally missed.

  • susan.lennox.98 - 2012-08-22 16:05

    Wonder what the reaction from the crowd would have been had the effigy been Mbeki of even Zuma...mind you they might have preferred a real Zuma to be dragged!!

      tw2066 - 2012-08-22 16:12

      Well the SPEAR painting proves the point.... It happened to be JZ, and the all hell broke loose.

  • nathi.m.tshabalala - 2012-08-22 16:59

    Crime of passion. The setting was right, A case of savanah and some food. The execution was fatally wrong, as ET had invited his other lover, a significantly younger person to Chris. In a fit of rage Chris convinced the impressionable young man into killing their lover ET. This definately sounds like an uncontrollable emotional rage that was sporadic in nature and the Judge should have acquitted Chris as an emotional case who needs counselling on emotion control.

      fred.warren.986 - 2012-08-22 19:00

      At which point do think that ET grabbed Chris around his neck, bent him over and sodomised him?

      hendrik.breed - 2012-08-22 19:56

      Hahaha, what's in your pipe, cuz?

      nathi.m.tshabalala - 2012-08-23 18:32

      @fred.warren.986, just when he was taking down his pants, when his blood was only focused at his pelvic area instead of his head and legs area. ET in this condition could not think or run... @henrik.breed, only peace! @sean.wolf.3388, I don't engage in politics during school hours so i'll happily run off to chemistry class. We should never forget that ET was involved in an interacial homosexual relationship when met his untimely death. VIVA Rainbow Nation. May his soul rest in peace.

  • wikus.schalkwyk - 2012-08-22 17:05

    you can't get AIDS twice...

  • clive.toerien - 2012-08-22 21:06

    geniet hom boeta 25 jaar is lank hoop net jy sit hom vol en kom nie uit na 5 of 10 jaar nie.

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