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Lekota visits Terre'Blanche's farm


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Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) leader Eugene Terre'Blanche addressing a meeting in Ventersdorp. Photo: Reuters

  • Gallery: AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche killed

    COPE President Mosiuoa Lekota has condemned the singing of struggle song "Shoot the Boer".

    On Monday morning Lekota visited the Terre'Blanche family to convey his condolences after Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) leader Eugene Terre'Blanche was allegedly killed by two of his workers on Saturday.

    Lekota then went to lay flowers at the gate of Terre'Blanche's farm as more mourners arrived with flowers.

    Terre'Blanche's radical AWB group have linked his killing to a controversial refrain from the "Shoot the Boer" song adopted by the controversial ruling party youth leader Julius Malema.

    Outraged critics claim the slogan, recently banned in two court rulings, incites anti-white violence.

    The ANC, while denying claims that singing of "Shoot the Boer" should be blamed, said it would consider a moratorium on the song in the interests of national cohesion.

    Various political leaders have called for calm after Terre'Blanche's death and urged all South Africans not to make inflammatory statements.


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