South African white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche (who some readers may remember from the Boer Separatists episode of the BBC's Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends) has been found dead with head injuries at his farm, leading SA President Jacob Zuma to appeal for calm and ask that nobody uses the incident to incite racial violence. Police have arrested two males who are believed to have carried out the murder following a dispute over unpaid wages.
Terreblanche (the name, somewhat spookily, means "white land") was the founder and leader of the extreme right wing Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, a group that uses an emblem eerily similar to the Nazi swastika it is said to have been based uopn (seen top left), and threatened "full scale civil war" if President F. W. de Klerk handed power to Nelson Mandela. He was imprisoned in 2001 for the attempted murder of a security guard. In 1996, he physically attacked Paul Motshabiwho, leaving him with permanent physical disabilities and brain damage. Under his leadership, AWB members detonated bombs around Johannesburg at the start of the country's first democratic election, causing the loss of 21 lives.
South African racist Eugene Terreblanche, 1941-2010. Good riddance, scumbag.
While anyone with any sense has to be hoping that this is not going to be cause of racial trouble throughout South Africa, you can't help but think that his death is no great loss to the world, can you?