Racist Comes Close to Blows on S. African TV

'Don't you dare interrupt me,' he tells black activist
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 9, 2010 1:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – As South African racial tensions continue to mount, the white supremacist leader of a paramilitary group yesterday nearly came to blows with a black activist on a TV news program. "Don't you dare interrupt me," Andre Visagie told Lebohang Pheko after she peppered him with questions. He ripped off his mike and began to storm off the set, then turned and again confronted Pheko and the black news anchor sitting next to her.

"If you touch me in my studio ... " the black announcer warned Visagie as the right-wing leader's own bodyguard came on stage. "I'll touch you in your studio," Visagie belligerently responded. When TV crew members came on set to separate the men, Vasagie turned to Pheko, pointed at her and said: "I'm not finished with you," reports BBC. The incident was only the latest of several in the wake of the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche by his black employees.

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