Top news items in major S. African media outlets

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CAPE TOWN, April 12 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in South African major news outlets on Friday.

-- Police Minister Bheki Cele on Thursday assured South Africans that protests will not infringe on any citizen's right to vote in the May 8 elections.

"We will not say that people do not have a right to protest, the only difference is that the right cannot infringe on another person's right to vote," Cele said at a briefing on the country's state of readiness in Pretoria. (News24)

-- State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba said on Thursday that authorities have identified elements of criminality that are hijacking legitimate service delivery protests.

Letsatsi-Duba said authorities had noticed a trend as demonstrations started flaring up across the country ahead of next month's general elections. (Eyewitness News)

-- President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday appointed eight candidates for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board, more than three weeks after the National Assembly passed a resolution for the president to appoint the candidates.

His decision to appoint the candidates came a day after he met Communications and Postal Services Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. (South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem

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