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  BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Profile: Eugene Terreblanche
Claiming on occasion to be a cultural organisation - albeit one with sidearms and paramilitary uniforms - Terreblanche and his men promised to fight for the survival of the white tribe of Africa.
Terreblanche's thunderous voice and magnificent style of delivery - alternating between roar and husky whisper, with gestures to match - helped to disguise the complete meaninglessness of what he was saying.
Terreblanche's conviction and jail sentence for assault provide the proof that he was a man capable of considerable cruelty.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/3797797.stm   (874 words)

 iafrica.com | news | sa news Terre'Blanche advised not to sue
Terre'Blanche, who is on parole after serving three of a five year sentence for the attempted murder of security guard Paul Motshabi, was arrested on Sunday for going to the Pretoria High Court to get permission to travel out of his magisterial district.
Terre'Blanche also had the option of holding the matter in abeyance as the law provided three years after an event for legal action to be launched.
Terre'Blanche turned to public speaking after a sales and auction job with a farming company fell through and his wife lost a job that had been given to her while her husband was in prison.
iafrica.com /news/sa/105157.htm   (399 words)

 South African white supremacist sentenced to one year in prison
Eugene TerreBlanche, the leader of the radical Afrikaner Resistance Movement, must turn himself in within a day of receiving the order from a Johannesburg magistrate.
TerreBlanche’s lawyer, Dawie de Jager, said his client fears for his life and that a request would be made for him to be jailed in a cell by himself.
TerreBlanche has reason to fear reprisals – not only from fl inmates, but also from Afrikaner foot soldiers who did TerreBlanche’s dirty work and who resent him for not owning up to his alleged role in the crimes.
www.unb.ca /web/bruns/9900/issue24/intnews/sentenced.html   (513 words)

 The Scotsman - Far Right terror leader rides out to his freedom
EUGENE Terreblanche, the leader of South Africa’s neo-Nazi movement, rode from prison yesterday in typical flamboyant style astride his fl stallion Attila, after serving three years of a five-year sentence for the attempted murder of a fl employee.
Terreblanche addressed a press conference yesterday after his release, speaking only in Afrikaans to the consternation of foreign reporters who had made their way to Potchefstroom and who, together with curious fls, outnumbered AWB supporters outside the prison.
In Ventersdorp, Terreblanche’s small farming home town near Potchefstroom, the victim of the AWB leader’s attack in 1997 was unaware that his former employer had ridden to freedom.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=667512004   (688 words)

 SAPA - 07 Apr 98 - TERREBLANCHE WILL TESTIFY BEFORE TRUTH COMMISSION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Terreblanche launched an attack on former AWB member Dries Kriel, who recently accused the movement's leadership of denying that they gave the orders that landed several supporters in prison.
Terreblanche said the government was asking for a revolution by creating what he described as an environment of conflict and civil war.
Terreblanche said this week's resignation of SA National Defence Force Chief General Georg Meiring was part of a deliberate attempt by the government to get rid of all Afrikaners in leadership positions.
www.doj.gov.za /trc/media/1998/9804/s980407g.htm   (487 words)

 iafrica.com | news | sa news Dagga smokers out to frame me - ET
Fellow inmates recently tried to frame Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terre'Blanche by placing dagga in a crib at the Rooigrond Prison's stables which he managed, the Pretoria High Court heard on Thursday.
This was one of the reasons Terre'Blanche wished his application for an early release to be heard on an urgent basis, his advocate, Ben Stoop, told Transvaal Judge President Bernard Ngoepe.
Terre'Blanche's urgent application was dismissed, with Ngoepe saying there was no need to rush the matter.
iafrica.com /news/sa/52788.htm   (336 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terreblanche speaks during a Day of Vow gathering at Church Square in Pretoria.
Terre'Blanche told his followers they need not hate other people or want to make war on them.
Mbeki said one way in which the government had sought to redress apartheid wrongs had been through the victim reparations in the form of grants and bursaries, reburials for the fallen, special pensions and housing.
www.stopboergenocide.com /178780.html?*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*   (682 words)

 South African Neo-Nazi Gets 6 Years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Eugene TerreBlanche, a white extremist well-known in South African politics for two decades, was convicted of attempted murder last year for the savage beating of one of his fl workers for eating on the job.
TerreBlanche was also convicted of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm for setting his dog on John Ndzima, a gas station attendant, two weeks before the attack on Motshabi.
TerreBlanche, 53, leads the white extremist group that threatened race war against fl rule and set off bombs that killed 21 people on the eve of South Africa's first all-race election in 1994.
www.web.apc.org /~ara/documents/news/jun27/afrikaner.html   (375 words)

 CNN - South Africa sentences neo-Nazi leader to prison - June 17, 1997
Eugene TerreBlanche, leader of the neo-Nazi Afrikaner Resistance Movement, was impassive as Magistrate Chris Eksteen rebuked him for his show of anger when the verdict was handed down last April.
TerreBlanche was convicted of attempting to murder former employee Paul Motshabi, 27.
TerreBlanche, 53, called his sentence a "mockery," and insisted he would never be locked up.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9706/17/terreblanch   (362 words)

 AM Archive - South African extremist jailed after dog attack
Mounted on a fl horse, Eugene Terreblanche still managed to put on a show in the moments before his incarceration.
In reality Terreblanche and the remnants of his AWB have become a political irrelevance in the new South Africa.
Eugene Terreblanche fears that his political views may not sit well with his new cell mates - and he's probably right.
www.abc.net.au /am/stories/s114978.htm   (421 words)

 TRC GRANTS AMNESTY TO TERRE'BLANCHE, RUDOLPH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A leader of the AWB, Eugene Terreblanche and Petrus Johannes Rudolph were recently granted amnesty by the Amnesty Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Terreblanche and Rudolph were also granted amnesty for illegal possession of arms and ammunition in Venterdorp in 1982.
Terreblanche and Rudelolph claimed that their organisation was in favour of a Volkstaat for the Afrikaners and were prepared to fight for it even outside the law.
www.info.gov.za /speeches/1999/990615259p1001.htm   (345 words)

 CNN.com - S. Africa neo-Nazi freed from jail - Jun 11, 2004
Immediately upon his release, the 60-year-old TerreBlanche mounted a fl stallion for a parade through the streets of Potchefstroom, a conservative town about 100km (60 mile) west of Johannesburg.
TerreBlanche was convicted of attempting to murder Paul Motshabi, a fl man who worked as a security guard on TerreBlanche's farm.
TerreBlanche is expected to try and re-launch the AWB after years in hibernation in South Africa's decade long democracy.
edition.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/africa/06/11/safrica.terreblanch   (364 words)

 CNN Transcript - CNN International World News: White Supremacist Terreblanche Begins Prison Sentence In South Africa - ...
CHARLAYNE HUNTER-GAULT, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Defiant to the end, neo-Nazi leader Eugene Terreblanche made one dramatic last stand outside the local court in the conservative town of Potchefstroom.
He told the mostly relaxed crowd that his arrest should teach them that there are no more laws that protect men, women, and children, that the country had been abandoned to the vultures, scavengers and wolves..
White followers of Terreblanche's Afrikaner Resistance Movement, or AWB, vowed to remain loyal to his cause and to him.
transcripts.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0003/31/i_wn.03.html   (499 words)

 Edinburgh Evening News - Race terrorist in release from jail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Eugene Terreblanche’s notorious Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) tried terrorist tactics to disrupt the first multi-racial elections a decade ago.
It was reported today that Terreblanche would walk out of the parole office, climb on to his fl horse and parade through the streets of Potchefstroom, a white conservative town.
Terreblanche was jailed in March 2001 after being convicted of trying to kill security guard Paul Motshabi in 1996.
edinburghnews.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=664272004   (412 words)

 His Big White Self (2006) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Eugene Terreblanche's AWB, a neo-Nazi militia army, was deplored by such commentators: but also used by them (and consequently talked up) to justify the continued existence of the apartheid state.
The resulting film ('The Leader, the Driver, and the Driver's Wife') made Broomfield's reputation, and arguably was the beginning of the end for Terreblanche's: he began a slow (and violent) descent to ridicule and ultimately prison.
There's far less journalistic justification for this sequel, shot on Terreblance's release from prison (especially as Terreblanche, out on parole, was legally prohibited from giving political interviews during the period when Broomfield was trying to film him).
www.imdb.com /title/tt0773288   (439 words)

 Tough talk rings hollow at S. African sentencing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The sentencing of 10 AWB members to terms of 3½ to 26 years indicated that the ANC is established enough in power to punish its most bitter enemies.
TerreBlanche long threatened that whites would fight to the last man before ceding power to South Africa's fl majority.
They booed as TerreBlanche, who was not charged and attended the sentencing in a show of support, left the courthouse.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/96/04/04/safrica.html   (430 words)

 TerreBlanche unhorsed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Nkosi said TerreBlanche, currently serving a six-year sentence for assaulting two fl workers, was convicted after striking a plea bargain with the state.
TerreBlanche faced charges that he gave orders for at least five bombings as leader of the white extremist Afrikaner Weerstands Beweging (AWB - Afrikaner Resistance Movement), which tried to destabilise South Africa before its first all-race elections in 1994.
TerreBlanche was convicted in 2001 of attempting to murder Paul Motshabi, a fl worker, in March 1996 and of seriously assaulting petrol attendant John Nzima in March 1997, and sentenced to six years in jail.
www.namibian.com.na /2003/november/world/03885D57B.html   (284 words)

Terreblanche can take solace from the fact he will be entitled to three meals a day.
As a short-term prisoner, TerreBlanche is likely to spend most of his days outside his cell.
To be able to go out, he will have to wake up at 4am every day to have enough time to shower and make his bed.
www.dispatch.co.za /2000/03/30/southafrica/ET.HTM   (382 words)

 AfroToronto.com - Celebrating Black Female Voices
In 1991, veteran director Nick Broomfield made documentary history when he traveled to South Africa to interview Eugene Terreblanche, the leader of the South African neo-Nazi party (called the AWB) whose activities were directly responsible for countless acts of violence and death.
Terreblanche was eventually imprisoned for the crimes that he and his party committed.
In His Big White Self, Broomfield returns to South Africa just as Terreblanche is set to be released from jail to attempt another interview, and to survey the damage wreaked on the people of that region by the AWB.
www.afrotoronto.com /Articles/April06/Hotdocs.html   (976 words)

 SABCnews.com - south_africa/general
Legal representatives of jailed AWB leader, Eugene Terreblanche, say they are optimistic their bid to free him will succeed.
Terreblanche's lawyers are to file for bail in the Pretoria high court this week in a last ditch attempt to have him freed.
News that Terreblanche will have to spend another six years in jail did not go well with the white conservative residents of Venterdorp in the North West.
www.sabcnews.com /south_africa/general/0,2172,2898,00.html   (194 words)

 Silverdocs: South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Terreblanche was not an easy subject and often disparaged and shooed away Broomfield during filming.
Similarly, as Broomfield works hard to secure an interview with Terreblanche, ultimately employing a ruse to do so, the narrative gives too much emphasis on this mission, as if Terreblanche is some sort of sought-after rock star.
Maybe he can be a joke to a visiting filmmaker or to foreign audiences but it is not clear that in a country where the Black majority smolders in poverty, and crime is spiraling upward, that Terreblanche and the White supremacists he represents are a joke to the people of South Africa.
www.seeingblack.com /article_67.shtml   (842 words)

 PowerPoint Presentation
Eugene Terreblanche addresses a rally of the Afrikaner Resistance Movement,
In the past, whenever leaders of the National Party had advocated liberal reforms they had quickly lost ground within the Afrikaner community to militant defenders of white supremacy, a process exemplified by Daniel Malan’s formation of the “Purified” National Party in 1933.
  Terreblanche is the descendant of French Huguenot settlers and founded this movement in response to news reports that the government of P.W. Botha was considering a plan to restore voting rights to Asians and Coloreds.
web.grinnell.edu /courses/his/s05/his105-01/Slideshows/1994_apartheid_files/slide0040.htm   (134 words)

 Today's Pic's - Friday, June 11th [Archive] - Military Photos
JUNE 11: Eugene Terreblanche (C), former leader of the neo-nazi Afrikaner Weerstand Beweeging (AWB), rides down the street on horseback after being released from prison on June 11, 2004 in Potchefstroom in North West Province, South Africa.
Supporters of Eugene Terreblanche, former leader of the neo-nazi Afrikaner Weerstand Beweeging (AWB), listen to him speak at a public meeting after being released from prison on June 11, 2004 in Potchefstroom in North West Province, South Africa.
Terre'Blanche, the flamboyant leader of the once vocal Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (Afrikaner Resistance Movement), is freed on parole after serving almost two-thirds of a five-year sentence for the attempted murder of a fl security guard.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/archive/index.php/t-14387.html   (3956 words)

 ChomskyTorrents.org (example)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Back in 1991, Terreblanche, 'The Leader', commanded more than 500,000 followers in his ultra-white wing AWB and was threatening to engulf South Africa in civil war.
Broomfield made no bones about showing what a monster the man was, but by directing the camera at Terreblanche's driver JP and his wife Anita, he also made the subtle point that people with abhorrent racist views are human too.
Terreblanche meanwhile is even more of a revelation.
www.chomskytorrents.org /LinkTorrent.php?TorrentID=1058   (616 words)

 Film Archive- FourDocs-The Leader, His Driver and The Driver's Wife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When Nick Broomfield attempts to interview Eugene Terreblanche, the leader of the far-right AWB, he passes the time with Terreblanche's driver and the driver's wife.
Seen as one of Nick Broomfield's best films, The Leader is one of his first using the documentary style where the story is as much about his quest to get close to the subject as it is about the subject itself.
For example, when an interview with Terreblanche is finally granted, Broomfield deliberately arrives late and explains his tardiness by saying he'd stopped for tea.
www.channel4.com /fourdocs/archive/the_leader.html   (227 words)

 screenonline: Leader, his Driver and the Driver's Wife, The (1991)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Documentary-maker Nick Broomfield attempts to gain an interview with the South African right-wing white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche via via his driver and the driver's wife.
The gig is up when Terreblanche accuses the crew of trying to sabotage Paul Kruger Day by stealing shots and obstructing proceedings, but by then it's too late.
The leader's final tirade is a desperate acknowledgment that he has surrendered his public image, and with it his power, to these pseudo-fumbling filmmakers.
www.screenonline.org.uk /tv/id/791489   (414 words)

 Prison Ministry
Eugene TerreBlanche offers prayer in the courtroom in Potchefstroom on 13 November 2003.
Eugene is currently serving a sentence at Rooigrond Prison for attempted murder.
He received a suspended sentence which I understand to mean that he will not serve time in prison for this unless he commits a similar crime.
www.vop.org.za /vopbsf/prison.htm   (377 words)

 CinemaNet Europe (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From 1991 until 2001 when he finally went to prison Eugene Terreblanche, 'The Leader', and the AWB (the African Nazi party) brought a reign of terror to South Africa.
For starters they planned to assassinate Nelson Mandela before he became President, they assassinated his second in command, and let off over 120 bombs in schools, airports, train and bus stations in the run up to the first truly democratic elections for both fls and whites.
Eugene and his followers were objecting to fl majority rule and wanted to keep the Apartheid system going.
www.cinemaneteurope.com.cob-web.org:8888 /films/50   (144 words)

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