Terre’Blanche’s sex death shock

2010-04-11 13:00
Erna Van Wyk,­ Herman Scholtzs,­ Mariechen Waldner, Loyiso Sidimba and Gershwin Chuenyane
AWB leader Eugene Terre’Blanche could have been killed during an ­alcohol-fuelled homosexual sex ­encounter on his farm, investigators have revealed.

General Jan Mabula, head of the Hawks in North West, has confirmed the possibility that Terre’Blanche’s murder could be ­investigated as a sex crime.

“Yes, we are looking into that. We are looking into everything that has been alleged.

“We have sent the ­suspects’ clothes for forensic investigations,” said Mabula.

Police have already established that Terre’Blanche and the two farm workers, Chris Mahlangu (27) and his alleged 15-year-old accomplice, had bought copious amounts of ­liquor before heading out to his farm on the morning of his murder.

A source close to the investigation said that details were disclosed ­during a closed meeting between National Prosecuting Authority boss Menzi Simelane and his senior officials in Pretoria on Wednesday.

The source said the prosecutors were briefed on details of the investigation, such as the discovery of a condom on Terre’Blanche’s body and other sexual details.

NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga confirmed the briefing did take place, but would not comment on the details.

He said the meeting was merely one of regular briefings that Simelane conducted with staff.

Mabula also could not confirm ­reports that a used condom had been discovered in the bedroom in which Terre’Blanche was killed. Mabula said he was at the murder scene and did not see any condom. He added that the postmortem made no mention of a condom.

Three police sources in Ventersdorp, two working for crime ­intelligence, told City Press that the investigation included the possibility that Terre’Blanche was having sex with the 15-year-old.

According to the charge sheet, the crimen injuria charge against the two stems from the fact that Terre’Blanche was found with his pants down.

“If the dispute was over salaries, why weren’t other workers ­involved?” asked one of the officers who saw the crime scene.
The duo also faces charges of ­murder, housebreaking and attempted robbery.

Police spokesperson Captain Adele Myburgh said earlier this week that on the morning of the murder Terre’Blanche and two farm workers bought alcohol at the Overland Liquor Store.

According to a worker at the store, Terre’Blanche and the two workers were “happy” and everything seemed “okay”.

According to the charge sheet, at about 10am Terre’Blanche bought a bottle of Smirnoff, and about 30 ­Savanna ciders and three packets of cheap cigarettes.

The worker described one of the workers as being “young” and the other as being “in his 20s”.

The AWB will ask the police to allow a forensic investigator appointed by the organisation to examine evidence on the murder, according to spokesperson Andre Visagie. The organisation rubbished the idea that the murder could have been preceded by a sex orgy. “The media,” he said in a statement, “must choose now whether they want to ­regard Terre’Blanche as a racist or as the rapist of a black youth.”

Visagie said Terre’Blanche had not taken his heart medicine on the day of the murder. It would have been impossible for him “to rape people who had broken in”.

Meanwhile, questions have also been raised about Terre’Blanche’s relationship with a young member of the AWB who spent a lot of time on his farm.

Referring to allegations that the boy slept in Terre’Blanche’s arms during his visits to the farm, new AWB leader Steyn van Ronge said Terre’Blanche “took pity” on the child because he came from a ­broken home. The boy’s uncle said the boy had since been moved to a place of safety and that he was not aware of allegations that the boy had been sexually abused.