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CDP shocked at Terre'Blanche murder

2010-04-04 14:20

Johannesburg - The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) on Sunday said it was shocked to hear about the murder of the leader of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), Eugene Terre'Blanche.

"..the viciousness...on Mr Terre'Blanche, who was mutilated with a pipe and panga, underlines what happens when a so-called leader stirs up hatred and revenge by defying a court interdict and continuing to encourage his gullible followers to kill the boer," said acting chairperson Theunis Botha in a statement.

He said there were several farm murders since the start of the year.

"This insanity must stop and if it doesn't, the ANC government must bear the blame and the red stain of blood will be on their hands," he said.

He sent his sympathies to Terreblanche's family and friends. Police spokeswoman Captain Adele Myburgh said Terreblanche, 69, was attacked by a man and minor who worked for him after they allegedly had an argument over unpaid wages around 18:00 on Saturday.

"Mr Terreblanche's body was found on the bed with facial and head injuries. There was a panga on him and knobkerrie next to the bed.

A 21-year-old man and 15-year-old boy were arrested for the crime.

"The two told the police that the argument ensued because they were not paid for the work they did on the farm," she said.

Myburgh said Terreblanche was alone with the two workers at the time of the attack.