Lawyer retracts ET sex claims
Dear Readers – welcome to South Africa. The savage, cowardly murder of Eugene Terre’Blanche is going to show up the SA blacks true character – lying, thieving, tribal barbarians. ET was barely cold in the ground when the defence lawyer started slandering him with cries of sodomy and homosexual trysts with his workers. The whole world was informed of these “true” facts. But wait – this upstanding lawyer has since retracted these allegations. He has now come up with the next lie – ET throttled and assaulted his labourers….gets better and better. We can now believe everything this pillar of truth peddles going forward. Watch this space for the next rediculous episode. Oh, and by the way, Mr Terre’blanche – that racist, horrid man – paid for his BLACK domestic worker’s funeral (R7000) one week before he was murdered. Yes, he sure was a heartless, white supremacist!
JOHANNESBURG (Sapa) – Slain rightwing leader Eugene Terre’Blanche throttled and assaulted his murder accused on several occasions, a lawyer said outside the Ventersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Puna Moroko, lawyer for Chris Mahlangu, 28, told reporters his client first claimed he had been sodomised by Terre’Blanche but further questioning had revealed this could not be true (see Beeld report).
“I am not satisfied that there was sodomy and my client accepted my advice.”
“You realise 1994 didn’t bring any change for some people… this case is more important than the Zuma case,” he added, in an apparent reference to the now-withdrawn corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.
Moroko said his client was doing “okay”.
“He’s not nervous or nothing and, no, we have not received any threatening or intimidating messages. My client has no cell phone behind bars and I have only received many messages of support for him,” said Moroko, declining to say who his supporters were.
He said he was contacted by “good Samaritans” on Easter Monday who asked him to represent Mahlangu and since then, the Black Lawyers Association has indicated it would also support him.
Moroko was confident not only that his client would be granted bail, but also that he would be found not guilty.
Although Mahlangu and his co-accused, a 15-year-old boy, phoned the police to say, “we killed Terre’Blanche”, that did not constitute a confession because a confession in law was made up of “different elements”, said Moroko.
Mahlangu, wearing a grey T-shirt and grey pants, sat wide-eyed throughout the court hearing on Wednesday morning, with family members of Terre’Blanche silently staring at him from the front row of the public gallery.
His bail application was postponed to May 10 because of confusion over where he would be able to stay if granted bail.