Three members of the ANC, including a pregnant woman, have survived a shooting by unknown assailants in Umtshezi, KwaZulu-Natal, says the party.
A suspect in the shooting of an MIT guard is dead, and a manhunt is on for another - both of whom are believed to be involved in the Boston bombings.
Police have descended on a Boston suburb amid reports of gunfire and explosions after a university police officer was shot dead on the MIT campus.
Police say gunmen have ambushed and shot dead six Pakistani women aid workers and a male doctor.
Mourners in Newtown, Connecticut, headed for the first two of 20 funerals of the schoolchildren shot dead by 20-year-old Adam Lanza.
Smaller sporting codes such as shooting remain untouched by the need for transformation -- a situation that will continue until government steps in.