[QODLink]
AFRICA
Racial tensions flare in S Africa
Rift widens between white farm owners and black workers following murder of supremacist leader.
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2010 12:51 GMT

Racial tensions between black farm workers and their commonly white employers have heightened in South Africa since the murder of Eugene Terreblanche - the white supremacist leader - in the country's northwest.

Two black farm workers, who were employees of Terreblanche, have been accused of murdering him over unpaid wages.

Many white farmers say they are being targeted in "increasing racially motivated" attacks.

Meanwhile, black workers say they are mistreated and exploited by their white employers who are "stuck in the apartheid mentality". 

Haru Mutasa reports from Northwest Province in South Africa.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Polio remains endemic in Pakistan as health workers battle anti-vaccine prejudice and threat to life by armed groups.
Despite 14-year struggle for a new mosque in the second-largest city, new roadblocks are erected at every turn.
Authorities and demonstrators have shown no inclination to yield despite growing economic damage and protest pressure.
Lebanese-born Rula Ghani may take cues from the modernising Queen Soraya, but she'll have to proceed with caution.
One of the world's last hunter-gatherer tribes has been forced from the forest it called home by a major dam project.