Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gay panic defense in the murder of white supremacist?

"South African police have confirmed they are checking to see whether there was a homosexual affair occurring between white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche and one of his alleged murderers," reports Malaysia Sun. "Lawyers for a black farm worker, 28-year-old Chris Mahlangu, who has been charged with the killing along with a 15-year-old friend, have said Mr Terreblanche was killed after trying to have sex with their client. The police investigating the matter have said they are open to all possibilities on the murder, even after first suggesting it occurred after a pay dispute. Mr Terreblanche, a right-wing pro-apartheid activist, was hacked and beaten to death on April 3rd and found with his trousers pulled down."


Gay sex link to Terreblanche murder probed:
JOHANNESBURG - South African police are investigating whether there was a link between homosexual sex and the murder of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche, police said on Sunday. Terreblanche's Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) has rejected any suggestion of a homosexual link to the murder of its leader, who was one of the most vocal proponents of keeping South Africa's races apart.
South African white supremacist buried:
Security was tight at the funeral of one of South Africa's most prominent white supremacists Friday. A police helicopter circled overhead while men in camouflage with pistols patrolled the area near the church where a few hundred mourners gathered for Eugene Terreblanche's funeral. Terreblanche's slaying has not sparked wider violence, but South African leaders have acknowledged that racial tensions remain 16 years after the end of apartheid. AWB secretary general Andre Visagie recently called Terreblanche's death "a declaration of war" by blacks against whites.