Farm workers kill South African right-wing leaderBy IANS
Sunday, April 4, 2010
CAPE TOWN - Eugene Terre’Blanche, leader of South Africa’s far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), was battered to death on his farm in South Africa’s hinterland, a media report said Sunday.
Terre’Blanche was Saturday evening beaten to death by his farm workers following a dispute over wages at his Ventersdorp farm in the northwest, News24.com reported, quoting an AWB leader.
According to police, the 69-year-old leader was alive with injuries when they reached the site but later died. He was asleep at the time of the attack.
Police have arrested two people working on Terre’Blanche’s farm on charges of attacking the rightwinger.
Meanwhile, South African President Jacob Zuma said he “condemns in the strongest possible terms” the killing of Terre’Blanche and appealed his countrymen to maintain calm.
In a statement, Zuma asked South Africans “not to allow agent provocateurs to take advantage of this situation by inciting or fuelling racial hatred”.
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