Police initially thought Eugene Terre’blanche, the 69-year-old South African white supremacist Afrikaner, was killed over a “wage dispute.” Now they’re considering the possibility it was over gay sex. Interesting!
Terre’blanche, whose body was laid to eternal unrest on Friday, was a firm believer in segregation. As leader of the Afrikaner Resistance Movement, he actually claimed that, while in prison for attempted murder and one of only three whites in lock up, he was born again and adopted more moderate views of racism. His body was found April 3, his pants pulled down, and his body beaten.
Two men, ages 28 and 15, and both black, are being charged with his murder. And now the older suspect Chris Mahlangu is claiming any such murderous actions were a result of Terre’blanche sexually assaulting him after an alcohol binge.
As you might imagine, racial tensions are high.