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Top news items in major S. African news outlets

Xinhua,March 09, 2018 Adjust font size:

CAPE TOWN, March 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are news items in South Africa's major news outlets on Friday:

-- There are no holy cows when it comes to land questions, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.

He spoke out against some of the backlash he received from some quarters of society since a historic motion to amend the Constitution for the expropriation of land without compensation was passed in the National Assembly last month. The motion was put on the agenda by the EFF and then amended and supported by th African National Congress (ANC). (News24)

-- South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has expressed concern over a lack of transformation in the biodiversity sector.

Speaking at a biodiversity conference in East London, Eastern Cape Province, Molewa said the private sector largely dominated the area and the underprivileged were not active participants. (South African Broadcasting Corporation)

-- Former president Jacob Zuma said Thursday that the calls to expropriate land without compensation do not automatically mean the chasing away of descendants of white settlers.

He was speaking at the National Funeral Parlour Association's opening gala dinner in Durban, where he was recognized for his bravery and commitment to radical economic transformation. (Eyewitness News) Enditem