Sharlene Rood, News24
Police dispersed protesters outside the Gupta compound with a stun grenade late on Friday afternoon.
Tensions in Saxonwold flared when a group of anti-Zuma demonstrators clashed with members of the Black First Land First (BFLF) movement.
BFLF voiced their support for president Zuma and his cabinet reshuffle. A small group sang, danced and wielded knobkieries.
BFLF national spokespeople Zanele Lwana told media that the Gupta’s are not the enemy of black people.
“ If white people are going to attack the Gupta’s we are going to defend them,” she said.
Meanwhile, anti-Zuma protesters were adamant the Gupta family should leave the country.
“Today we were downgraded again for a second time. It’s wrong!” one said.
Police separated the two groups with crime-scene tape and formed a human barrier between the groups.
They urged the gathering to disperse peacefully.
Crowds thinned shortly after the stun grenade was detonated.