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Guilty verdict in Terre'Blanche trial


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Guilty verdict in Terre'Blanche trial

A South African court has found black farmhand Chris Mahlangu guilty of the murder of white supremacist Eugene Terre’blanche. A second suspect was found guilty of housebreaking.

A prominent figure during apartheid, the 71-year-old was found bludgeoned to death at his farmhouse not far from Johannesburg in 2010.

The case has served as a reminder of the bitter historical divisions in a country now dubbed the “Rainbow Nation” and ruled by the African National Congress, the party that helped end apartheid in 1994.

Terre’blanche led the hardline supremacist Afrikaner Resistance Movement. Its members adopted military uniforms and flags with a symbol reminiscent of the Nazi swastika, and called for an all-white homeland in the post-apartheid South Africa.

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