Terre'Blanche: Trial within a trial

2012-02-07 07:25

Ventersdorp - Argument in a trial within the trial of two people accused of killing rightwing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche will be heard on Tuesday.

The High Court sitting in Ventersdorp will then decide on the validity of information gathered from the two murder accused shortly after the crime.

The defence has contended this information is not admissible as evidence.

Farmworker Chris Mahlangu and a minor, who may not be named, are charged with beating Terre'Blanche to death in his farmhouse outside Ventersdorp in the North West in April 2010.

Both have pleaded not guilty to murder, housebreaking, and robbery with aggravating circumstances. Mahlangu claims he acted in self defence. The teenager has denied involvement in the crime.

The last witness, police photographer Zandisile Mqamba, was called to the stand on Monday.

  • Comrade - 2012-02-07 07:54


  • Dieter - 2012-02-07 07:57

    Norman Arendse is not a top lawyer! he gets his way by playing the race & apartheid card ...

  • Mhlophe - 2012-02-07 08:31

    It's O.J.Simson all over again, where's the justice.

  • EyesEars - 2012-02-07 08:37

    Mahlangu claims he acted in self defence. If he so-calledly acted in self defense, why had he not done it way back, with all the BS arguments he and his lawyer are trying to come up with. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out he is busy lying. He did it because of money, because he (mahlangu wanted to get pi@@ed!) Period! No they are derailing the court with a case within a case in order to prove so-called innocence. As usual a bleddy joke, both the lawyers and especially the judge for intertaining such BS!

  • Aaron Nkosi - 2012-02-07 08:46

    TRIALS IN SA LAST TOO LONG - tax payers money is wasted in courts for cases dragging such long, e.g the Jub Jub case is one of them hence they are toooooooo many

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