In South Africa, extremist groups such as Afrikaner Weerstandsbewegig (AWB) still constitute a threat to life and social and economic wellbeing, and have shown themselves capable of political assassinations aimed at destabilization. The stated goal of the AWB is the establishment of a Boer state located in the territory of the former Boer republics, the South African Republic, the Republic of the Orange Free State and the New Republic. The AWB reject any orders aimed at people the right to self-determination to deny, as currently in South Africa in practice. Founded by Eugene Terre'Blanche in 1973, AWB perpetrated acts of violence against journalists, infrastructure (bridges), transportation (trains and airlines), religious monuments (temples), law enforcement), and black individuals. The group became less active after Terre'Blanche began serving a six-year sentence for assaulting a black petrol-pump attendant and for the attempted murder of a security guard. Released from prison in…
Afrikaner Weerstandsbewegig (AWB)
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