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Detentions Extended for South African Murder Suspects

A South African court says two farm workers accused of killing a white supremacist leader will remain in custody until at least next month.

Court officials said Wednesday that a bail hearing for suspect Chris Mahlangu has been postponed until May 10 at the request of the man's lawyer.

Meanwhile, the French News Agency says the lawyer for an unidentified 15-year-old suspect has withdrawn a bail application.

Authorities have charged the two workers, both of them black, with murdering Afrikaner Resistance Movement founder Eugene Terre'Blanche. Terre'Blanche was found bludgeoned to death on his farm west of Johannesburg earlier this month.

Police say the killing may have stemmed from a pay dispute.

The incident has heightened racial tensions in South Africa. President Jacob Zuma has appealed for calm.

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