Top news items in major S. African media outlets

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CAPE TOWN, June 1 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in South Africa's major media outlets on Saturday.

-- Elite police unit, the Hawks, on Friday raided Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha's office to collect evidence in their investigation into alleged corruption regarding international trips.

Around 20 members of the Hawks arrived unannounced and in unmarked vehicles in the morning to start an exercise which was later described as a "clean-up of corrupt activity." (Fin24)

-- African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Ace Magashule said on Friday that senior party leaders who had publicly criticized President Cyril Ramaphosa's appointment of Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Public Enterprises in his cabinet must not speak their minds about the party's decisions.

Gordhan was re-appointed despite adverse findings against him by the Public Protector. (Eyewitness News)

-- Athletics South Africa (ASA) said on Friday it had joined Caster Semenya's appeal against the ruling that currently prevents the double Olympic champion from running her preferred distance races unless she takes testosterone-suppressant medication.

Semenya announced on Wednesday that she would appeal the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling that supported the International Association of Athletics Federations' rule on testosterone levels. (South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem

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