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South African white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche has been murdered, local media reports say.

Mr Terreblanche, 69, was beaten to death on his farm in the north-west of the country, the reports said. Two people are said to have been arrested.

Mr Terreblanche, who campaigned for a separate white homeland, came to prominence in the early 1980s.

He became the champion of a tiny minority determined to stop the process that was bringing apartheid to an end.

“Mr Terreblanche’s body was found on the bed with facial and head injuries,” AFP news agency quoted a police spokesman as saying.

The report said he had been killed after an alleged dispute with two workers over unpaid wages. The two have been charged with his murder.

The murder comes amid growing anxiety about crime in South Africa and what opposition politicians say are irresponsible and racially inflammatory sentiments from a minority of the ruling ANC party, says the BBC’s Karen Allen in Johannesburg.

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Article courtesy bbc.co.uk