Shouts of ``one settler, one bullet!' rang out Saturday as about 3,000 blacks attended the funeral of Zeph Mothopeng, leader of the militant Pan Africanist Congress.
The black opposition group follows a more radical philosophy than the African National Congress and some other groups opposing the white-led government. The phrase ``one settler, one bullet,' refers to killing whites.Mothopeng, a popular anti-apartheid activist who was jailed several times for his activities, died last month at age 77 after a lengthy illness. He split from the ANC three decades ago to help form and later lead the Pan Africanist Congress, which refuses to recognize the white-led government and opposes sharing power.
Joe Slovo, leader of the South African Communist Party, and representatives of the Canadian, Swedish and British governments attended Saturday's ceremony.
At one point in the service, about 50 people began chasing a black man accused of being a police agent and beat him until Pan Africanist Congress officials intervened. The crowd blocked journalists from getting near the scene and ordered photographers not to take pictures.
Speaking of Mothopeng, Bishop Stanley Mogoba, leader of South Africa's Methodist Church said, ``Although he was sickly, he was morally tough and had a clear vision on what was unfolding in the political arena, still intending to contribute to the liberation struggle.'
In recent years, the Pan Africanist Congress' struggle has been largely ineffective. It is overshadowed by the much larger and more moderate ANC, which is involved in talks with the government aimed at sharing power between blacks and whites. The Pan Africanist Congress opposed the talks.
About 35 miles to the north, about 2,000 right-wing Conservative Party supporters marched through Pretoria to demand that whites vote on President F.W. de Klerk's efforts to end apartheid.
Earlier Saturday, two bombs exploded near dawn in the Orange Free State city of Bloemfontain, about 210 miles southwest of Johannesburg.
Police said the two blasts about an hour apart damaged rail lines and halted commuter traffic.