VENTERSDORP, South Africa
Locals look on before the court appearance of Chris Mahlangu at a South African court in Ventersdorp
Locals look on before the court appearance of Chris Mahlangu at a South African court in Ventersdorp, in the North West Province, October 10, 2011. The trial of two blacks accused of hacking to death South African white supremacist leader Eugene Terre'blanche in a wage dispute at his farm started on Monday amid tight security. Mahlangu, a gardener at Terre'blanche's farm, and a 16-year-old not identified for legal reasons were charged with the April 2010 murder that highlighted continuing racial tensions 17 years after the end of the apartheid system that Terre'blanche had fought to preserve.
The case has served as a reminder of bitter divisions in the country now dubbed the "Rainbow Nation" and ruled by the African National Congress, the party that helped end apartheid. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)