Terre'Blanche gave me HIV - Mahlangu

2012-08-20 11:55

Ventersdorp - The man convicted of killing AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche has claimed he is HIV positive, and believes he was infected by Terre'Blanche.

Chris Mahlangu, who was found guilty last month of killing Terre'Blanche in his farmhouse in April 2010, is due to be sentenced on Monday.

Clinical psychologist Henk Swanepoel, who compiled a report on Mahlangu, took the stand on Monday morning, eNews journalist Karyn Maughan tweeted from the court.

He said Mahlangu told him that he killed Terre'Blanche in self-defence, after Terre'Blanche allegedly lured him into his bedroom, grabbed him by the neck, ripped off his pants and raped him. He later told his wife he had been raped at gunpoint.

However, prosecutor George Baloyi referred to pathological and blood splatter evidence that Terre'Blanche had been attacked while sleeping. He also said Swanepoel's report contradicted Judge John Horn's findings that Mahlangu wasn't raped.

The State argued that Mahlangu is a liar, his rape claims can't be believed, and they aren't grounds for mercy.

Swanepoel also testified that Mahlangu was orphaned at the age of 9, never educated, and was paid in cigarettes and alcohol by Terre'Blanche.

The case continues.