White separatist leader killed in South Africa
The 69-year-old leader of the far-right Afrikaans Resistance Movement, who campaigned for a separate white homeland, was reportedly killed on Saturday on his farm in northwest South Africa after an argument with two workers over unpaid wages.
Terre'Blanche's body was found on a bed with facial and head injuries, AFP quoted police spokeswoman Adele Myburgh 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.
Terre'Blanche's khaki-clad supporters, distinguished by the Afrikaans Resistance Movement's swastika-like symbol, fiercely opposed the talks that led to South Africa's democracy.
The group also resorted to bomb attacks ahead of the 1994 election, which put an end to years of white minority rule in the African nation.
Terre'Blanche served time in prison from 2001 to 2004 on charges of attacking a Black security guard.
April 3, 2010