Church-goers arrested for violence in Eastern Cape

Queenstown, South Africa - Violence erupted between two church groups at Queenstown this afternoon leading to the arrest of 37 church-goers, according to Eastern Cape police.

One person was stabbed in the incident and stones were hurled at police officers who tried to intervene. Police fired rubber bullets to disperse the group. However, there were no injuries. The fight, between two groups of the Apostolic Church, began after members of one of the groups forced themselves on to the private property of the other group, said Namhla Mdleleni, an inspector and police spokesperson.

The groups are believed to be long-standing rivals. Police were still investigating the exact cause of today's violence. The 37 are scheduled to appear in the Queenstown magistrate's court on Tuesday.