Enter the Mad Butcher | The Jackal

22 Aug 2014

Enter the Mad Butcher

One aspect of the disgusting messages between National party propagandist Cameron Slater and his accomplice Aaron Bhatnagar that hasn't been picked up on by the mainstream media yet is their discussion about Peter Leitch AKA the Mad Butcher.

This part of the information released by the Dirty Politics source Whaledump is highly concerning, mainly because of the claim by Cameron Slater that Peter Leitch had apparently said he wanted to kill Labour MP Darien Fenton.

Here's the relevant exchange:

September 30, 2011
Aaron Bhatnagar, 9/30, 9:20am

That Darien Fenton is unbelievable
Cameron Slater, 9/30, 9:20am

sure is
Aaron Bhatnagar, 9/30, 9:20am

Great coup with the Mad Butcher phone call

Did any media call you about it?
Cameron Slater, 9/30, 9:21am

he said to me off the record he wants to "bury the fucking bitch"

not a word from media

are you ready for tamaki
Aaron Bhatnagar, 9/30, 9:21am

Love that guy.

Shared a flight with me around 15 years ago - told me he was envious of all the student orgies my mates and I were having and he wanted to be invited along.
Cameron Slater, 9/30, 9:22am


Darien Fenton and Peter Leitch were having a rather public disagreement at the time.

I believe this is a serious matter because if Peter Leitch did actually say that he wanted to "bury the fucking bitch" when talking about Darien Fenton, that in my opinion is a clear threat to kill or do grievous bodily harm to her, which is a serious crime under the New Zealand Crimes Act 1961 (PDF), which states:

306 Threatening to kill or do grievous bodily harm

(1) Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who—
(a) threatens to kill or do grievous bodily harm to any person; or
(b) sends or causes to be received, knowing the contents thereof, any letter or writing containing any threat to kill or do grievous bodily harm to any person.

Either Cameron Slater is smearing Peter Leitch behind his back for some reason, in effect defaming the Mad Butcher, or there is truth to his statement and a threat really was made. Being that this deserves more attention, I asked Peter Leitch directly about what Cameron Slater had written:

Knowing what Cameron Slater is like I tend to believe Peter Leitch. However, it might be that he's simply forgotten what he said and without a proper investigation into this matter we may unfortunately never know whether Slater was smearing Peter Leitch's credibility with a blatant lie or if the Mad Butcher did actually talk about killing Darien Fenton?

The Dirty Politics scandal plays on. Exit the Mad Butcher stage right.