It is with shock, dismay, frustration and the greatest of emotional pain that we were informed that our leader, Eugene Terre'Blanche was murdered on his farm Villanna (meaning "Home of Anna") just outside Ventersdorp called around 17:00 this afternoon.
Details are sketchy, but from reports by people at the scene there was an argument with one of his black farm workers this afternoon. Later, while he was taking an afternoon nap, the farm worker, incited by others, entered his house and hacked him to death with a panga (chopping knife used for clearing bushes).
When police arrived they found our leader on his bed with mortal wounds to his upper body and head. He was declared dead at 7:00pm.
This news comes amidst reports of Julius Malema's banned song which calls for freedom fighters of the ANC to "Kill the Boer".
Our leader did not live permanently on the farm, but rather in Ventersdorp. He visits the farm regularly during the week and on weekends.
Eugene Ney Terre'Blance was born on January 31 1941 and was on of the founders of the Afrikaner Weerstadsbeweging. He dedicated the last decades to realising a dream of freedom for our Boer people and the concept of a Volkstaat, a free state where we could rule over ourselves.
We call on all our supporters, friends and members of the AWB to be calm for now as we mourn the passing of our leader.
We will post more information as it becomes available.