Ventersdorp - There was no direct evidence that former AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche was murdered, the Ventersdorp Magistrate's court heard on Thursday.
In his closing argument for the bail application of Chris Mahlangu, defence lawyer Puna Moroko said that there was no direct evidence to indicate exactly what happened on the day Terre'Blanche died.
He said it was based only on suspicion.
Moroko submitted that Mahlangu's version of events was that he acted in self-defence.
He said on paper the State's case looked very strong but on the cross examination it had proved to be very weak. There was no robbery with aggravating circumstances and was simply theft of a cellphone at most.
Moroko said that once the trial proceeds he will move that the charges be reduced from premeditated murder to self-defence.