Suspect in white supremacist killing granted bail

Suspect in white supremacist killing granted bail

Posted: 07/14/2010 12:46 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG — A prosecution official says a suspect in the killing of a white supremacist in South Africa has been granted bail.

Chris Mahlangu was released on 500 rand ($65) bail Wednesday by a magistrate.

Prosecution official Mthunzi Mhanga says police will have to protect the suspect if followers of the slain white supremacist were to threaten him.

Eugene Terreblanche was beaten to death with an iron rod at his farm about 200 kilometers (60 miles) west of Johannesburg in April. Mahlangu and a 15-year-old who had worked on Terreblanche's farm are charged with the murder. The teenager is not seeking bail.

Terreblanche's death has not sparked wider violence, despite calls for revenge by some of Terreblanche's followers.

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