Eugène Ney Terre'Blanche (31 January 1941 – 3 April 2010) who was the founder and leader of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging. Prior to founding the AWB, he served as a South African Police officer, even being a Warrant Officer in the Special Guard Unit, which was assigned to members of the Cabinet. He was also a farmer. The Terre'Blanche family name is translatable as either 'white land' or 'white earth'.
Regarding the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, see the article on this topic.
He spent three years in a Rooigrond prison for assaulting a petrol station attendant and for the attempted murder of a black security guard around 1996. The AWB website has argued that these court cases and other scandals involving him were fabricated by the 'Black Government and the left wing media'.
During his time in prison he became a born-again Christian and claimed he had moderated many of his views.
On 3 April 2010, he was hacked and beaten to death on his farm. One farm workers was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder in association with a robbery. Another was acquitted of murder due to a lack of forensic evidence, though he was found guilty of breaking-in. See also South African farm attacks.
- AWB Leader: Eugène Ney Terre'Blanche. AWB. Retrieved on 2007-01-04.
- "Terre'Blanche tells of prison, his love for God and plans for AWB's future". Dispatch. 2005-08-27. http://www.dispatch.co.za/2005/08/27/SouthAfrica/blanch.html.