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Terre'Blanche judgment begins

Judge John Horn has begun delivering his judgment in the Eugene Terre'Blanche murder trial.

AWB supporters gather outside the court, before judgement in the Eugene Terre'Blanche murder trial. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.
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VENTERSDORP - Judge John Horn has begun delivering his judgment in the murder trial of AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche on Tuesday.

Horn spent the morning recapping the testimony of state witnesses which included several police officers, farm workers, a paramedic and a forensic pathologist.

Horn said the paramedic described finding Eugene Terre'Blanche's body lying on a bed in his farm house, his face had been mutilated, his shirt unbuttoned and his genitals were exposed.

The paramedic also described finding Terre'Blanche's dog at the foot of the bed.

Horn went through the testimony of a farm worker who told the court that murder accused Chris Mahlangu proclaimed that he killed Terre’Blanche.

He is summerised the state's evidence evidence of the first witness, the man who worked at the Police's Client Service Centre.

Horn also highlighted the public interest in this case.

Security remains tight outside the Ventersdorp Magistrates Court as AWB members in large numbers have gathered holding posters of their late leader.

Several police vehicles are stationed outside the building and police officers are monitoring the situation.

Two farm workers are accused of killing the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader on his farm house In the North West province, two years ago.

One of them is a teenager who turned 18 last month.

The state believes it has proven its case against the two accused beyond reasonable doubt.

He was found with his genitals exposed and he had been bludgeoned to death with a panga.

He suffered 28 injuries to his face, brain, tongue, skull, ribs and liver during the attack.

Chris Mahlangu and a 15-year-old were charged for his murder.

The two accused the AWB leader of sodomising them.  

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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