Followers of South Africa's slain white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche said Sunday they blame a fiery youth leader for spreading hate speech that led to his killing, amid growing racial tensions in the once white-led country.
Terreblanche was bludgeoned to death by two of his farm workers Saturday in an apparent dispute over wages. The 69-year-old was leader of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging movement, better known as the AWB, that wanted to create three all-white republics within South Africa in which blacks would be allowed only as guest workers.
Andre Nienaber, a member of the group and a relative of Terreblanche, said he believed his death was "as a result of Julius Malema's hate speech and direct orders in the media to 'shoot the Boers dead.'"
A symbol of white resistance to democratic black majority rule, he had lived in relative obscurity in recent years but had not changed his views.
He revived the AWB in 2008 and had rallies that drew growing crowds whom he wooed with his declaration that white South Africans are entitled to create their own country, a fight he declared he would take to the International Court at The Hague.
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What a shame! How heartbreaking! *end sarcasm*
Good riddance to bad rubbish. Don't you love how his privilege made him feel the need to be an activist for Afrikaners? Whites entitled to their own country? Well, shit... The Boers have no room to talk. They literally went IN to another country, fought those pesky "kaffir" people, enslaved and imposed apartheid. "Manifest Destiny" had NOTHING on these cats.
It's not like they sailed their little asses to Antarctica and colonized a piece of uninhabited land. That would've been creating their own country. No, they stole an already sovereign country from its rightful owners.
Back to Terreblanche. This is where karma comes in. In 1997, Terreblanche was jailed for the attempted murder of a black security guard and the assault of a black gas station worker. What a gem to humanity!
I think it fitting that he reaped the seeds of hatred and discontent that he was instrumental in putting down. There are so many people who are still missing their family members who were kidnapped and murdered Jim Crow style in South Africa.
You live by the sword, you die by the sword.
This also goes to show how much work South Africa still needs when black South Africans are still disenfranchised and marginalized. It is clear that the people that have the power don't have their interest at heart.