South Africa’s AWB, the party of the murdered Eugene Terreblanche, has ruled out taking revenge for his death.
It represents a tiny minority of the country’s 10 percent white population, and has been a fringe force since Terreblanche’s 2004 conviction for attempted murder. But one of the movement’s self-styled Generals insists the party is not planning violent action.
“It is the philosophy of the AWB that no member of the AWB will engage in any form of violence or intimidation, racial slandering, or anything of that matter. It will not be tolerated,” said Pieter Steyn.
The person some say is partly to blame for Terreblanche’s death, the ANC youth wing leader Julius Malema has been visiting Zimbabwe. He denies any responsibility;
“We have got nothing to do with his death, let them go out and find those criminals. We have got more important issues to concentrate on than concentrating on killing one individual. Terreblanche was just an individual in South Africa.”
Malema has been praising Zimbabwe’s seizure of white farms, but South African courts have forbidden him from reviving a liberation struggle- era song that chants “death to the Boers.” The song has been blamed for inflaming racial hatred.