Aug. 30 - South African police use stun grenades and a water cannon to disperse supporters of controversial ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, who faces a party disciplinary hearing Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO NARRATION) South African police used stun grenades and a water cannon on Tuesday (August 30) to disperse supporters of controversial ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, who faces a party disciplinary hearing that could derail his political career. Violence broke out in central Johannesburg outside the African National Congress headquarters where scores of Malema supporters gathered for the hearing. Police used the water cannon and stun grenades in a bid to disperse the protesters and erected razor wire barricades. Malema supporters hurled rocks, beer bottles and insults at police. If found guilty of sowing discord in party ranks by the hearing -- Malema's second disciplinary hearing in just over a year -- the firebrand youth leader could be suspended from the party for several years. This would silence his calls for nationalisation of the mining sector, to the relief of investors, but would anger thousands of his supporters.