Top news items in major S. African news outlets

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-03 16:46:36|Editor: xuxin
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CAPE TOWN, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in South Africa's major media outlets on Sunday.

-- Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's recent threat of organizing a national tax boycott has drawn predictable ire from her foes as well as some eye-rolling from within her own Democratic Alliance.

It follows weeks of testimony before a number of ongoing commissions of inquiry that have unmasked astonishing levels of shameless state looting. (Cape Times)

-- President Cyril Ramaphosa has told African National Congress (ANC) supporters in Kimberley, Northern Cape Province, that the governing party will do more to eradicate gangsterism and substance abuse in communities. (Eyewitness News)

-- Animal Rights Groups on Saturday urged South Africa to join 30 other nations in discontinuing the captive enclosure of elephants in zoos.

This came as concerns had been raised as to what will be best for Johannesburg Zoo's last remaining African elephant, Lammie. Animal rights groups have united and are calling for Lammie to be freed. (South African Broadcasting Corporation)