Home > News > World
Monday April 28, 2014 MYT 2:42:08 AM
Monday April 28, 2014 MYT 2:43:41 AM
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Police said on Sunday they used water cannon and stun grenades to disperse rioters in South Africa's platinum belt after the country's sports minister was attacked by rock-throwing protesters while campaigning for the May 7 election.
Police spokesman Thulani Ngubane told Reuters a community hall, municipal centre and the house of a councillor for the ruling ANC were burnt down. He would not identify the rioters but local media and union leaders said the minister had been attacked by members of the striking AMCU miners' union.
(Reporting by Ed Stoddard; editing by Andrew Roche)
Analysis - Ebola shows up solidarity deficit in Africa growth story
Germany's Merkel deals blow to UK on EU migration reform - Sunday Times
Ukraine votes in poll likely to strengthen president's hand
Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier
U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment 'frenzy of disorganisation'
Poverty pushes underage kids to drive public buses
How to have a safe surgery
Hiking haven: The Ricketts Glen State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania
U.S. diplomat travels to West Africa as Ebola quarantine moves take hold
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)