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Thousands gather for Terreblanche funeral

Thousands gather for Terreblanche funeral
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Murdered white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche has been laid to rest by thousands of his followers.

Two black farm workers have been accused of killing the Afrikaners Resistance Movement leader last Saturday over a wages dispute.

In life, he wanted whites and blacks kept apart through apartheid. Now, his death has revived South Africa’s forgotten racial strains.

As the coffin was wheeled into the church, mourners sang the apartheid-era national anthem.

With space limited, a few thousand supporters filled the streets of the small farming town
of Ventersdorp.

The AWB, now a small minority party, has ruled out violent reprisals, but some mourners were in militant mood.

“Mr. Terreblanche’s death is a time for us Boers (farmers) to take a stand and declare war against crime, especially farm murders,” said Andre Visagie, AWB Secretary General.

As well as exposing the racial divide 16 years after the end of white rule, the murder has done nothing to improve South Africa’s violent reputation barely two months before it is due to host football’s World Cup.