A provincial official in South Africa has proposed turning the home of a slain white extremist into a museum, arguing that the "ugly" side of the country's apartheid past should be remembered.

Some South Africans, however, say any attempt to preserve the legacy of Eugene Terre'Blanche is an insult, and South African authorities say they have rejected the proposal because the application was not filed properly.

Themba Gwabeni, who works for the heritage council in South Africa's North West province, said Wednesday he will resubmit the proposal.

Terre'Blanche was murdered in his home by one of his farm workers in 2010. He led a hardline movement of whites from the Afrikaner minority who staged violent protests ahead of South Africa's first all-race election in 1994.