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Terreblanche Murder Gay Sex Link? South African Far-Right Leader May Have Propositioned Killers For Sex, Say Lawyers

First Posted: 06/12/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:05 PM ET

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By Gugulakhe Lourie, The Independent

South African police are investigating whether there was a link between homosexual sex and the murder of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche, police said yesterday.

The lawyer for one of the two black farm workers charged with the killing that heightened racial tensions was quoted as saying that Mr Terreblanche was killed after trying to have sex with at least one of the defendants.

A police spokesman confirmed that was among possibilities being investigated. Police had earlier said a pay dispute had led to the killing of Mr Terreblanche, on the political margins since his efforts to preserve apartheid in the1990s.

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