A black farmworker has been sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terre’blanche in 2010.
The court ruled that Chris Mahlangu killed his victim with an axe over a pay dispute. The judge said the attack was not racially motivated.
He rejected claims that Mahlangu acted in self-defence after Terre’blanche had raped him.
His co-accused, 18-year-old Patrick Ndlovu, was given a suspended sentence for breaking into the murdered man’s house.
Eugene Terre’blanche led the hardline Afrikaner Resistance Movement in the dying days of the apartheid era.
The leader himself was known for his fiery rhetoric. But despite the military Nazi-style paraphernalia, the AWB failed as a serious paramilitary force.
Terre’blanche was later jailed for the attempted murder of a farmworker.