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South Africa president calls for no violence against those exercising democratic rights

South African President Jacob Zuma says the governing party will not tolerate violence as 30 of his supporters appear in court Monday after a clash with opposition supporters.

The African National Congress members were arrested Saturday after a clash with members of the Economic Freedom Fighters led by expelled ANC firebrand Julius Malema at Nkandla, in KwaZulu-Natal.

They threw stones at the EFF members who handed over a house to a woman in the area. Zuma's private homestead is located in Nkandla, and is at the center of a major political storm after the government admitted using more than $20 million (200 million rand) of taxpayers' money to finance alleged security upgrades. The upgrades included a swimming pool and a small shop, among other luxury refurbishments.