Police respond to a shooting and hostage situation at a pentecostal church in Zuurbekom, Gauteng, South Africa. At least five people are killed. South African police free an undetermined number of hostages, and arrest more than 40 people. Among those arrested were members of the police, defense forces and correctional services. The attackers reportedly were part of a splinter group in a leadership dispute at the long-troubled church.
Irish pop star Bono walks into a "political minefield" in South Africa after apparently endorsing a song with the lyrics: "Shoot the Boer", a song currently appearing before the country's highest court.
South African police build a barricade from razor wire to curtail people scuffles outside Ventersdorp Magistrate's court where two farm workers, aged 15 and 28, are charged with Saturday's murder of white supremacist leader Eugène Terre'Blanche. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-africa-8604375.stm (BBC News)] [http:--www.iol.co.za-general-news-newsprint.php?art_id=nw20100406074136492C719886&sf= (IOL)]date=August 2019