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Tensions rise in SAfrican white supremacist case

Tensions rise in SAfrican white supremacist case

Protected by a cordon of armed and riot police with a helicopter gunship buzzing overhead, a magistrate's court is to hold the first hearing for a teenage boy and older farm worker who have allegedly confessed to killing South Africa's leading white supremacist.
Tensions are rising Tuesday with far-right militants waving a flag signifying white rule on one side of the courthouse and blacks on the other in this once white-led country.
Community leader Bomber Matinyane says the flags make him angry. He says whites should stop waving them and blacks should stop singing the inciting song "Kill the farmer."
He says "it's increasing racial tension. It seems it's going to cause a fight among many people."


Updated : 2020-12-05 04:21 GMT+08:00