Cops arrest Xolobeni lawyer

Meeting turns to chaos as singing crowd approaches dignitaries

Top advocate Richard Spoor was arrested – but later released on warning – on Sunday for allegedly inciting violence. Police used batons and stun grenades to disperse about 500 pro- and anti-mining demonstrators at a chaotic meeting in Xolobeni in Mbizana. Scores of screaming people went running for cover as members of the public order policing unit, as well as police from intelligence – and others from Port Elizabeth, Komani and the provincial headquarters in Zwelitsha – took control of a meeti...

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