Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu hosted a summit of black leaders that brought together many ideological foes but failed to lure Zulu leader Mangosuthu Buthelezia, a key figure in recent faction violence.
"We were amazed at the spirit that prevailed," a clearly pleased Tutu told reporters after six hours of talks Thursday. "They didn't scratch each other's eyes out and they were sitting within striking distance of one another."Tutu called the conference to try to unite black political leaders before power-sharing negotiations with the government and to settle an unprecedented wave of black violence.
Meanwhile, two people were killed and six wounded in police gunfire in the squatter camp of Phola Park early Friday after an armored personnel carrier loaded with police became snared in a ditch, residents and police said.