6 Apr 2010

Terreblanche revenge threat retracted

9:36 am on 6 April 2010

The party of South African white supremacist, Eugene Terreblanche, has retracted a threat to take revenge for his killing.

The Afrikaner Resistance Movement says no member of the organisation would engage in any form of violence.

The comments followed a visit by the ANC party to the Terreblanche family, and a call for calm by President Jacob Zuma.

Earlier, AWB secretary general Andre Visagie described the killing as a "declaration of war" by South Africa's black community.

Mr Terreblanche, 69, was fiercely opposed to the end of apartheid in South Africa. He is due to be buried on Friday.

Police say his killing on Saturday was caused by a dispute over farm pay. Two men are due to appear in court on Tuesday.