Boy, 15, Admits White Supremacist Murder

Says he used iron bar to beat Terreblanche on African farm
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2010 1:43 AM CDT
Updated Apr 6, 2010 5:40 AM CDT
Boy, 15, Admits White Supremacist Murder
Supporters of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche comfort each other on his farm on the outskirts of Ventersdorp, South Africa.   (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

A 15-year-old South African farm worker has confessed to fatally bludgeoning Eugene Terreblanche after the white supremacist refused to pay him wages. A co-worker "started hitting Terreblanche with four blows to the head. Then my son took the iron rod and hit him with three blows," said the mom of the teen, who hasn't been identified because he's a minor. "My son was a person who doesn't like to be in trouble." The account doesn't entirely match conclusions of police who recovered a club and machete at the murder scene.

Nor does the teen's account satisfy Terreblanche's supporters, who say the murder had more to do with politics than wages. Security will be stepped up when the boy appears with his 28-year-old accused accomplice for a court appearance expected to be attended by as many as 2,000 people, reports the Telegraph. White supremacists have retracted their vow of revenge for the killings, but tensions remain high, reports the Daily Telegraph.
(More Eugene Terreblanche stories.)

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