Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Terreblanche was bludgeoned so badly he was barely recognizable

Police said Terreblanche was lying on his bed when he was attacked between 5 and 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The mother's account that there was only one murder weapon — an iron rod — did not fit police reports that a machete and a wooden staff with a rounded head were the murder instruments found at the scene.

Visagie said Terreblanche was bludgeoned so badly he was barely recognizable and described a gory murder scene indicative of great rage when he visited the farm on Sunday.

"There was blood all over the place, pools on the mattress, the pillow, the floor and splatters on the walls and ceiling," he said.

SHOOT: This looks like a racist hate crime; something no human being deserves.
clipped from news.yahoo.com
Men place flowers along the fence outside the farm of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanch on the outskirts of Ventersdorp, South Africa, Monda

Malema incited controversy last month when he led college students in a song that includes the lyrics "kill the Boer." Boer means farmer in Afrikaans, the language of descendants of early Dutch settlers, but also is used as a derogatory term for whites.

"The death of Terreblanche has got nothing to do with the song. We know who Terreblanche was, his character and how he related with his workers. So the police must investigate and look out for the person who killed him," Malema said Monday while on a visit to neighboring Zimbabwe.

Terreblanche had previously been convicted for a brutal attack on two black farm workers and was sentenced to six years in prison.

The mother of the 15-year-old suspect, however, said Terreblanche was slain over a wage dispute. She said that when her son and his co-worker asked Terreblanche for their money, he told them first to bring in the cows. After they had brought in the cows they again asked for their money, which he then refused to give them.

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Preston said...


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