JOHANNESBURG, April 27 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)