Top news items in major S. African media outlets


CAPE TOWN, Oct. 28 — The following are news highlights in South African major news outlets on Sunday.
— Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba revealed on Saturday that a tape containing material “of a sexual nature” is circulating in political circles and has been used in blackmail and extortion attempts against him.
Gigaba said the video was stolen from his cellphone and that he became aware of this just before his appointment as finance minister in March, 2017. (News24)
— Following a walkabout through Soweto, a black township in Johannesburg on Saturday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said investment in the area will alleviate unemployment.
Ramaphosa walked through Soweto with dignitaries from the Investment Conference held earlier in the week. (Eyewitness News)
— Train commuters have welcomed the launch of the new Railway Enforcement Unit in Cape Town but with some reservations.
A total of 84 law enforcement officers will be deployed from this week to increase security on train services in Cape Town. (South African Broadcasting Corporation)

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