Racial tensions flare in S Africa

Rift widens between white farm owners and black workers following murder of supremacist leader.

    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The Victorian Muslims of Britain

    The Victorian Muslims of Britain

    The stories of the British aristocrats who converted to Islam.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    India's shocking farmer suicide epidemic

    India's shocking farmer suicide epidemic

    Falling into a debt-trap and besieged by bad weather, thousands of farmers are taking their own lives each year.