Terre'Blanche supporters gather for trial

2012-04-10 09:28

Ventersdorp - Supporters gathered outside the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp on Tuesday where the trial of two people accused of killing right wing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche would resume.

Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) members wore camouflage uniforms and draped their cars with flags and posters.

One poster read: "We want justice", against a picture of Terre'Blanche's face.

A small group of local residents were also gathered outside the court.

Chris 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.

In a previous appearance in January, police Captain Mojalefa Nkosi testified that Mahlangu had implicated himself in the murder.

Mahlangu was quoted as saying he hit Terre'Blanche several times with a pole before the teenager picked it up and hit him further until he died.

This was contained in a statement read out in court, which Nkosi took during and after the pointing out of the crime scene.

However, Judge John Horn pointed out that the statement of one accused could not be used to incriminate another.

  • Christopher - 2012-04-10 09:39

    They must rot in jail...if a teenager can do this at his age, he is going to grow up being a lekker rapist/murderer if he is not jailed...

      Janice - 2012-04-10 09:43

      Hang the ba*tards, sooner rather than too late!

  • Shirley - 2012-04-10 09:58

    As with any BRUTAL murder-I hope this case is finalised and the killers receive the maximum penalty! Bottom line is,he has a family who wants closure and justice!Im amazed how some people on this site are justifying such a brutal murder! Shame on you-I hope your familes are never in such circumstances!

  • Azande - 2012-04-10 10:03

    Hope the case get finalised for the sake of his family's closure. It should be a painful period to them, kept reminded of how he died now and again.

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-04-10 10:46

      These refugees killed the hand that fed them, let the law take its own course

      Azande - 2012-04-10 10:57

      @paul, not for me to judge.

  • elsabe.wessels1 - 2012-04-10 10:14

    Hope this case is finalized soon and the murderers are prosecuted as deserved. Too many hold ups and the family have to be find peace.

  • Marion - 2012-04-10 10:20

    I had no time for Terreblanche but I also have no time for people who murder and brutalize others. This case has dragged on long enough now. Get it over with please.

  • Lulama - 2012-04-10 10:58

    ET, was a racist that cannot be argued. However jsutice has to take it's cause. The two accused are charged with murder, therefore, since for every action there is a reaction, all that needs to happen is for them to face justice. The camouflade clad morons should actually be allowed to support their moron leader. If they break any law the same plight should befall them (justice to take it's cause.

      chantelle.r.neethling - 2012-04-11 00:16

      Just like these morons who support there. Anc presedent in theire T~shirts, so they must support theire moron leader. Surely you don't know why we wear the 'camouflade' then go and vind oud WHY?

  • Pieter Erasmus - 2012-04-10 11:17

    how quickly the rolls of the NP and KP are forgotten just to blame 1 man who stood by his believes

  • hoyingomane - 2012-04-10 11:24

    We already know the outcomes,17 life sentences for Mahlangu.never go to court with an afrikaaner they everything.

      hoyingomane - 2012-04-10 11:26

      They win everything

      Theo - 2012-04-10 12:11

      Then why are we not still in government

  • J-Man - 2012-04-10 11:30

    I get the calls for justice and the support...but why the camouflage?

  • Tshepo - 2012-04-10 12:01

    The justice system in this country still is not adequate to accommodate all the citizen,how many times did Terre Blance himself committed offenses?how many times did he got away with crime?so now all the sins he's been committing are now on the shoulders of the alleged killers of him!I believe he's rotting in Hell where ever he is!!!!

      Theo - 2012-04-10 12:13

      He did his time and murder is murder no matter who

  • vuyo.zuccherro.gqwaru - 2012-04-10 13:24

    Who took over from ET as leader of AWB?

  • thozamile.tyana - 2012-04-10 13:40

    I dn't even care bwt the death of Terre'blanche cause he ddn't care bwt our people y nw we should bother ourselves bwt his dearth 'he mst rot in hell'.

  • Ndumiso Mayeza - 2012-04-10 13:45

    I hope Terre'Blance rots in hell! I hope his killers rot in hell also. Who said they are Devil's Reapers?

  • dncongwane1 - 2012-04-10 14:04

    On these comments I was wondering where r the white ppl but i got them as I read through. Then with no surprise you find them making scapegoats of Terreblach's family suffering

  • dncongwane1 - 2012-04-10 14:05

    On these comments I was wondering where r the white ppl but i got them as I read through. Then with no surprise you find them making scapegoats of Terreblach's family suffering

  • Fanie Coetzee - 2012-04-10 19:23

    Why does anybody care? Seriously this was a marginal person and not representative of a large percentage of society. Media hype only.

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