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South African man found guilty of murdering Eugene Terreblanche

  • A South African farm worker has been found guilty of murdering white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche in 2010.

    A court in the northwestern town of Ventersdorp convicted Chris Mahlangu, one of two men accused.

    The second accused, Patrick Ndlovu, was acquitted.

    According to the court, there was no evidence that Ndlovu, who was 15 at the time, had played an active role in the murder. He was however convicted of breaking and entering with intent to steal.

    Both men are due to be sentenced next month.

    The 2010 killing has highlighted South Africa's delicate race relations, 16 years after Apartheid ended.

    Terreblanche’s Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (Afrikaner Resistance Movement) organization fought to resist the end of white minority rule and the establishment of a democracy in 1994.

    He spent three years in jail following the 2001 attempted murder of a farm worker.

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