The funeral of the founder of the Afrikaner Resistance Movement becomes a tribute to the South Africa of apartheid
The small South African town of Ventersdorp (northwestern South Africa) has dawned taken by police and soldiers, in anticipation of any incidents at the burial of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche, beaten to death last Saturday by two black workers.
Thousands of followers of Terreblanche, 69 years, many wearing paramilitary uniforms and some armed, have moved up to Ventersdorp to honor the founder of the Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB). His coffin has been received by the Afrikaner Protestant church in the town with the singing of the national anthem of South African apartheid era.
Following the church service, many aides have dismissed the coffin with the Nazi salute. The streets of the small town are filled with supporters of the racist leader, who did not fit in the church. Then the funeral procession has moved to the farm of Terreblanche, about 10 miles.
Although the leaders of the AWB, the group of ideology and symbolism similar to the Nazis in 1973 founded by Terreblanche, have said they will not adopt violent means, racial tension has risen in the country in recent days.