CAPE TOWN, June 3 — The following are news items in South Africa’s major news outlets on Sunday:
— Themba Mthembu, one leader of the South African Communist Party (SACP), landed in hot water for inviting Former president Jacob Zuma to the legislature for his budget speech, a move which the party feels has “embarrassed and undermined it.” (City Press)
— Police said Saturday they will remain on high alert in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Province, following a deadly shooting at the Masukwane taxi rank.
One person was killed and at least three others injured when gunmen stormed the transport hub and opened fire on security guards on Saturday. (Eyewitness News)
— United Democratic Movement deputy president Nqabayomzi Kwankwa has warned that politically-motivated killings, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal Province, could threaten next year’s national elections.
He was speaking at the party’s national election workshop in Pretoria on Saturday.