Police confront supporters of Julius Malema
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Malema supporters clash with South Africa police

South African police have fired stun grenades at supporters of controversial ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema ahead of his disciplinary hearing.

Mr Malema, 30, is accused of "sowing divisions" in the party and bringing it into disrepute by calling for Botswana's government to be overthrown.

Once a close ally of President Jacob Zuma, the populist Mr Malema has become a fierce critic.

His supporters threw stones at police who were blocking them in Johannesburg.

Karen Allen reports

  • 30 Aug 2011
  • From the section Africa