South Africa opposition pursues assault charges after parliament brawl

November 17, 2014 1:57 PM

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's main opposition party said on Monday it had asked law-enforcement authorities to charge a government minister and police with assault after several of its parliamentary deputies were injured during a brawl.

Police entered the chamber during session on Thursday for the first time since the 1994 end of apartheid after a furious debate over alleged graft in a $23 million state-funded upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's house.

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