ET honoured on farm that was not his
Say it with a sting.....
10 April 2010, 08:12
Black labourers fear ET mourners
Thud of earth on wood, and ET was buried
VIDEO:Terre'Blanche laid to rest
AWB members and local labourers had been hard at work all week digging a brick and concrete crypt that would take both Terre'Blanche and, ultimately, his wife, Martie, alongside him.
But, Terre'Blanche does not own the farm. The only thing he owns, or indeed is associated with, is a company called Deelsaam (Pty) Ltd.
The farm, Witrandjiesfontein, was sold in 2004 according to AWB committee chairman at the time, Andre Visagie, to raise money for Terre'Blanche's legal fees as he tried to stop his conviction and sentence for his assault on and attempted murder of security guard Paul Motshabi in 1996.
Under an agreement struck with the new owner, Terre'Blanche had five years to raise the funds, but in the meantime, rented the farm from the owner.
"He had no income and no salary," said Visagie, so Terre'Blanche turned to speaking to raise cash for fertiliser and seed and to buy cattle, and for his longer-term goal of returning Witrandjiesfontein to the family.
Yesterday though newly elected AWB leader Steyn van Ronge last night was adamant that Terre'blanche had in fact bought back the farm.
He denied too that Terre'Blanche had in fact been estranged from his wife and spent most of the time on the farm, coming into town irregularly.
Van Ronge, however, did admit that AWB members had made a huge financial contribution to the costs of yesterday's funeral, but added that it was a "completely private affair".
This article was originally published on page 5 of Saturday Star on April 10, 2010
Comments by Sonny
We do not intend pondering on this murder.
We can see what the ANC intends doing with this article.
A good defence for Satin's gooks!
Now ET will be compared to JZ.
Why did Simelane personally take over the prosecution?
Can we expect a charge of 'defeating the ends of justice' being added to the charge
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