Supporters of Julius Malema behind barbed wire barriers in Johannesburg
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ANC Malema hearing provokes unrest in Johannesburg

Police in South Africa have fired stun grenades to disperse crowds who have turned out to support a radical ANC leader facing a disciplinary hearing.

Julius Malema, once a close ally of Jacob Zuma, has become a fierce critic of the president and faces charges of creating divisions within the ANC and bringing the party into disrepute.

His supporters threw stones at police, who have erected a steel gate and barbed wire to close the main street leading to the African National Congress headquarters where the hearing is being held.

Karen Allen reports from Johannesburg.

  • 30 Aug 2011
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