S.Africa far-right leader Eugene Terreblanche murdered: report
CAPE TOWN, South Africa Ã¢â‚¬â€ South Africa’s far-right leader Eugene Terreblanche who campaigned for a separate white homeland was murdered on Saturday on his farm, the SAPA news agency reported.
The 69-year-old Afrikaans Resistance Movement leader was attacked and killed on his farm in the north-west after an alleged dispute with two workers, one a minor, over unpaid wages. The two were arrested and charged with his murder.
“Mr Terreblanche’s body was found on the bed with facial and head injuries,” police spokesman Adele Myburgh was quoted as saying.
“A 21-year-old man and 15-year-old boy were arrested and charged for his murder. The two told the police that the argument ensued because they were not paid for the work they did on the farm,” she said.
Terreblanche’s white supremacist supporters, characterised by khaki uniforms and the organisation’s swastika-like symbol, violently opposed the talks that led to South Africa’s democracy.
Their campaign included bomb attacks ahead of the 1994 polls.
Terreblanche was released from prison in 2004 after having been jailed in 2001 for an attack on a black security guard.