Terre'Blanche killer's rape defence rejected

2012-08-22 14:08

Ventersdorp - A High Court judge rejected a defence by Eugene Terre’Blanche’s killer who claimed that the AWB leader sodomised him.

Chris Mahlangu was sentenced to life in prison for murdering the rightwing leader.

Mahlangu, 29, had pleaded guilty but argued that he acted in self-defence in what the judge found was a violent dispute over wages.

Mahlangu has said he feels he did no wrong by ridding the world of a man some called a monster.

A second man, who was a teenager at the time of the 2010 killing, on Wednesday received a suspended sentenced of two years.

Prosecutors said Mahlangu and his co-accused broke into Terre'Blanche's home, where they found the 71-year-old asleep and hacked him to death with an axe.

Outside the court, 20 white protesters carried an effigy of Mahlangu with a rope around his neck and a plaque saying: "Hang Mahlangu."

Many South Africans see Terre'Blanche as a relic from a bygone era and his murder did little to stir racial tension.

  • chris.novak.9235 - 2012-08-22 14:20

    Hang him High!!

      kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-22 14:41

      Hang him Twice!

      chris.novak.9235 - 2012-08-22 14:51

      Darkie shmarkie, coconut...who cares. This chris Mahlangu got aids by shagging other aid infested people and blaming the whitie for his misfortunes again...

      trevor.myburgh.12 - 2012-08-22 15:10

      I am a good looking colored guy, I don't think this ou (Terrorblance) would have any interest in me. This ou is taking a fat chance. i think his sangoma must have spin him this idiotic story, hang him - 2012-08-22 16:05

      E.T was an idiot, an embarresment and really I think the world is a better place without him. If not enough evidence exists for the defendent been raped then killing him regardless of what he was isn't excusable and life in prison is the right verdict.

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-08-22 16:09

      I do not condone any killings, and you can't ever. Whether its ET or Malema or whoever you cannot take God's will in your hands. In this country the masses are COLD BLOODED MURDERERS. They do not respect a life nor do they think twice to take a life. How gruesome at times. The Bible spells it clearly you cannot take someone else's life. I am a firm believer GOD will punish them one day, and they will burn in HELL too. - 2012-08-22 16:26

      @shakes the bible has plenty of killing it. No reason to kill? You tell me you wouldn't kill someone that killed or raped your kids or you? I would probably kill under those conditions!

      zaks2217 - 2012-08-22 21:53

      @jason if sum1 killed you then u must kill him back. U right.

  • Witty Dot - 2012-08-22 14:32

    let justice take it's couse . no one has a right to kill/take anyone's life. Terr'Blanche did what he did so does Mahlangu

  • Michael - 2012-08-22 14:37

    Mahlangu TERRE'BLANCHE, Its a lie, TERRE' hated people of Mahlangu's colour so much. Mahlangu is telling lies

      pieter.joubert.9 - 2012-08-23 12:42

      Michael, remember rape is the worst kind of degrading and contemptful way to show your hate towards a victim. So.....

  • mary.kircher - 2012-08-22 15:01

    Justice has been done. Back in the old days, most whites laughed at how ridiculus ET was - remember when he was interviewed by that Austrailian film crew ? Still, he did not deserve to be murdered in the cowardly way he was, a sick old man who had just had heart surgery and who had just paid for his domestic's funeral after she had been murdered by unknown blacks.

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-08-22 15:10

    Oh yes we have heard it somewhere else.. Monster rapist, AIDS carrier, vicious pedophile and so on. As soon as someone needs to be demonized he is always portrayed as a sexual predator, enough to remember Assange and Strauss Khann. I might not agree with ET tactics and find the whole message of AWB totally wrong but it is not an excuse to pervert things completely and walk away clean after committing a murder. As for Mahlangu being infected with AIDS by TerreBlanche i fully agree with chris.novac as he states in his comment of today made at 14:51.

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-08-22 15:35

    By the they why he didnt run to have a shower just after being raped? It seemed to help our beloved president should have worked on Chris as well.

      Wally Walters - 2012-08-22 17:35

      In the history of human kind , Have a criminal ever spoken the truth in a court of law; think about it.

  • ruben.rheeder.3 - 2012-08-22 15:44

    What I find disturbing about this whole issue is that there are people that say "Well done Mahlangu!"... He killed another human being. I also distinctly remember that Eugene had served time for his past crimes, so why punish him with death? Then accuse him of sodomising you? If you ask me, this crime was done out of hatred, and would have happened even if the person killed was some one other than Eugene.

  • nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-08-22 16:01

    This show how sick SA is. The criminal are hero's and the hero's criminals. Here ET killer is a hero. In Marikana the police are the criminals. Amen

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