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S. Africa: Verdict in White Supremacist's Killing

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Supporters of men accused of murdering white supremacist Eugene TerreBlanche, outside Ventersdorp court, South Africa, May 22, 2012.

Supporters of men accused of murdering white supremacist Eugene TerreBlanche, outside Ventersdorp court, South Africa, May 22, 2012.

A South African court has found a black farmworker guilty of murdering white-supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche.

The court in Ventersdorp, west of Johannesburg, handed down the verdict against Chris Mahlangu.

Prosecutors said Mahlangu and another farmworker broke into Terreblanche's farmhouse in April 2010 and bludgeoned him to death during a dispute over wages.

The second man, who was a minor at the time, was acquitted of murder, but convicted of lesser charges.

Terreblanche, who was 71 at the time of his death, co-founded the Afrikaner Resistance Movement, which sought an all-white republic within South Africa. The group's influence had shrunk by the time he died.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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