Terre'Blanche sodomy charges questioned

2012-04-10 15:41

Ventersdorp - A sodomy claim by a farm worker accused of killing right wing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche was questioned in the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp on Tuesday.

"No my Lord, from myself and my investigation it never surfaced, even during my interview with [accused Chris Mahlangu]," investigating officer Lieutenant Colonel Tsietsi Mano testified.

Mahlangu's lawyer Kgomotso Tlouane put it to Mano that his client alleged he was sodomised by Terre’Blanche.

Mahlangu and a teenager 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.

Mano was questioned about fluid allegedly seen on Terre’Blanche’s genitals.

"I never saw the body," he said.

The body was removed before Mano arrived at the house on the night of the murder. He said he only saw it during the post mortem.


"I asked the pathologist [if she found semen] and she said no. I know for a fact I asked," Mano said.

In October, pathologist Ruweida Moorad testified that Terre'Blanche's body may have been wiped before an autopsy was done.

"Perhaps when it [the body] was transported in a body bag it [the semen] was wiped off. I honestly don't know," she said at the time.

The State was questioning her medical examination of Terre'Blanche.

A substance believed to be semen was seen in photographs of his body taken at the crime scene.

The substance was not visible when Moorad carried out her examination, but it was visible in the photos.

She said the body was refrigerated. Her autopsy was done on April 6, three days after he was murdered.

Planned to castrate

Earlier on Tuesday, Mano testified that Mahlangu planned to castrate Terre’Blanche after the murder.

"Mahlangu said he pulled Terre'Blanche's pants down and exposed his genitals. His intention was to dismember Terre'Blanche. But he decided against it," Mano testified.

He told the court Mahlangu said he and his co-accused, a minor, decided to kill Terre'Blanche in April 2010.

Mano was testifying about a statement given by Mahlangu on the night of the murder.

He said Mahlangu stated that he went into a storeroom at the farm, where he found an iron rod, which he took. He and the teenager entered Terre'Blanche's house through a window.

They apparently found Terre'Blanche lying on his back on the bed.

"Mahlangu then hit Mr Terre'Blanche on the forehead with an iron rod. Two other blows followed on the face. There was a lot of blood... caused by the injuries. He repeatedly hit Terre'Blanche on the chest.

"His colleague took the rod from him. He hit Terre'Blanche in the face... some blows on the chest as well," Mano said.

  • Vadyamina Jazz Maruvha - 2012-04-10 16:03

    How many people was killed by this men ?

      Tony Lapson - 2012-04-10 16:10

      Apparently 0. He was charged for beating up a person who smashed into him.

      phathuchicos - 2012-04-10 16:22

      @tony a person who ended up brain dead...and what about his pre-1994 files, lets not go there.

      James - 2012-04-10 16:31

      Tony, it's just like the "millions who were killed during apartheid" which no one can conveniently account for or prove, even thou the international press tried their best.

      Benn - 2012-04-10 17:06

      And thousands upon thousands from all over Africa,tried their darnest to gain entry INTO apartheid SA and the "bantustans"- the latter areas being in a much better condition than now. Why were so many trying to get into SA? Trying to escape from conditions in their home countries, similar to those now being created by the ANC regime in SA!!

      Brett - 2012-04-10 17:53

      None you brainwashed fool. How many whites have you lot killed?

      Tanie - 2012-04-10 19:34

      Tony, that is why he was beaten and died of injuries later. So technically he died on natural causes.heheheheh!

      Jonathan - 2012-04-11 15:00

      He may have been a racist and punched up a guy who smashed into him but he killed Zero, no body, nothing. Your stupidity is just amazing. When a guy jumped a red light and smashed into my brand new 2 day old car I also gave him a few slaps. It comes natural- more than enough provocation.

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-04-10 16:03

    E.T phone home.

      Refugee - 2012-04-10 18:08

      i still wonder what happened to the condom found @ the scene ........

  • phathuchicos - 2012-04-10 16:07

    The should be awarded "order of mendi" for their display of bravery when they were facing the Hitler's twin...especially in Krugerdorp.

      James - 2012-04-10 16:29

      So you're comparing Hitler - who killed MILLIONS of jews to Terreblanche who beat up 1 man? A little disproportionate don't you think?

      phathuchicos - 2012-04-10 16:58

      James...unless he's your uncle I won't declare you mental unstable...

      James - 2012-04-10 17:28

      Why? Because you can't argue fact? Typical. Run along and play boy.

      Refugee - 2012-04-10 18:07

      they deserve BELL's ....... ET u where the weakest link ,Good bye

      Klaus - 2012-04-10 18:49

      Communist China is responsible for the death of 60 million people, USSR, communist Russia responsible for some 30 million people and you lot worry about the Austrian Leader (Fuhrer) Communist's are murderers to the tune of 100 million people. Suggest you concentrate an your current Leader ship

  • Deon - 2012-04-10 16:13

    They were common criminals, send them away for 50 years.

  • Squeegee - 2012-04-10 16:19

    Is there a Troll convention going on? What a bunch of idiots...

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-10 16:44

    God will judge him and those who break the law the law regardless of whom they kill

      Simthandile Mpondo - 2012-04-10 17:08

      The Lord will judge u too. A sin is a sin no matter how insignificant u think it is. U're no angel Cassandra.

  • kensong.ben - 2012-04-10 16:56

    Thumb m down for all i care .no 1 deserve to be savagly brutalised n murdered as it happened..sum will say he was a vilain ; may be but surely the trc should hv dealt with him not sum coward 1 has the right to take sum1 else life period..

  • Aphiwe - 2012-04-10 16:58

    No1 deserves to die like that honestly, but hey man, knowing what I know about the man and having heard a cupla his speeches for myself, its kinda hard for me as a black woman to feel sorry for him. Any other person, regardless of the colour of their skin, then def id def be more sympathetic. However, am not condoning their actions. "Mahlangu then hit Mr Terre'Blanche on the forehead with an iron rod..." think that part made me ROTFLMFAO... hadde budde

      iwan.pieterse - 2012-04-10 21:45

      Why do you find violence funny and enjoyable?

      Aphiwe - 2012-04-11 09:27

      not the violence iwan.pieterse just the way they put it hey. am sorry but yah if it was any1 else i wudnt laugh out loud (at the comment but i figure its just Terr'Blanche hey its sad but i can laugh at the statement and how it was put.

  • Rob - 2012-04-10 17:00

    Africa has two more " hero's. " Brave young " lions " who murdered an old man whilst he was sleeping.

      Junebugg - 2012-04-10 17:04

      *Raising a fist* for those two hero's

      Benn - 2012-04-10 17:52

      You still have a piece of the branch in your fist

      FeebleGastro - 2012-04-10 17:55

      That's Africa for you.

      chantelle.r.neethling - 2012-04-10 23:58

      May those 2 bastards go and rott in hell.

      Aphiwe - 2012-04-11 09:30

      And u know wat, to all those ppl who have suffered at the hands of this right wing supremist these guys are heroes. To them im sure it feels like sum1 killed Hitler, u dont care how it was done or when but the source of terror has finally been removed so Booooooo, Sit Down!

  • Ocean-Maosh - 2012-04-10 17:02

    We all know how Terre Blanche treated his workers and blacks in general,so Y a problem when he got wat he planted,RIP Sir Amen

  • phosa.peter2 - 2012-04-10 17:25

    Honourable judge may u pls. rest de case,ok' mr mahlangu beboet van R200. Of 2 maande gevangnesstraaf..jy kleintjie gaan skool toe en die onderwyser sal JOU 'tab on de wrist' gee..goed.

  • Fanie Coetzee - 2012-04-10 19:31

    Terreblanche represents very few people. Why the hype? Journos choose to make it news.

  • Thando - 2012-04-11 13:01

    Was ths robbery or was ths a three sum gone horribly wrong??............sum1 tamperd with th evidence fo sho tho

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