ET killer to appeal sentence

Chris Mahlangu in a Ventersdorp court on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 in connection with AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche's death. Picture:SAP
A puppet of AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche's killer, Chris Mahlangu is seen hanging from a tree outside the Ventersdorp court. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

VENTERSDORP – Convicted killer Chris Mahlangu will appeal his conviction and sentence, lawyer Kgomotso Tlouane announcement on Wednesday.

Earlier, Mahlangu received a sentence of life imprisonment for murdering Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader Eugene Terre’Blanche back in April 2010.

He was bludgeoned to death on his farm on the outskirts of Ventersdorp in the North West Province. 

Judge John Horn said Mahlangu showed no genuine remorse for his heinous crime.

His 18-year-old co-accused Patrick Ndlovu was given a suspended sentence for housebreaking.

It was supposed to have been a day of relief for the Terre’Blanche family, but his wife Martie was too emotional to talk.

Terre’Blanche’s brother, Andries, said there were still unanswered questions.

Current AWB leader Andre Visagie said he does not believe Mahlangu acted alone.

“This court has no idea of who was operating the panga [that killed Terre’Blanche]”.

Terre’Blanche supporters marked the end of the trial by calling a band to play outside the courthouse.

(Edited by Thato Motaung)