Plot to bomb ANC foiled


South African police have foiled a plot by suspected right-wing Afrikaner extremists to bomb a marquee at an African National Congress conference attended by President Jacob Zuma and dozens of top government officials.

A police statement yesterday said four men aged 40-50 were arrested on Sunday.

The statement gave few other details, but national police spokesman Phuti Setati said they had been planning to plant a bomb in one of the tents at the ANC conference being held in the central city of Bloemfontein. – (Reuters)