Leader's Slaying a 'Declaration of War': White Supremacists

S. African bludgeoned by black farm worker
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 4, 2010 9:18 AM CDT
Leader's Slaying a 'Declaration of War': White Supremacists
In this Friday Dec. 16, 2005 file photo, South African white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche addresses followers at a rally held in downtown Pretoria, South Africa.   (JEROME DELAY)

A top member of a South African white supremacist group says the slaying of their leader is "a declaration of war" by blacks against whites. Andre Visagie also vowed today to avenge the death of Eugene Terreblanche and says his group will warn soccer teams to avoid the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He did not specify what form the vengeance will take.

Terreblanche led the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging movement, which wanted to create three all-white republics that would only allow blacks as guest workers. Police said he was bludgeoned to death yesterday by two of his farm workers over wages. Terreblanche's followers today blamed a fiery youth leader for spreading hate speech that led to his killing, a charge the youth leader denied. (More South Africa stories.)

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