Top news items in major S. African news outlets

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CAPE TOWN, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in South African major news outlets on Friday.

--Health Minister Zweli Mkhize warned on Thursday that corruption will be the biggest threat to the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI).

The long-awaited bill, which is aimed at ensuring that all South Africans receive universal health coverage, was tabled by Mkhize to Parliament. (Eyewitness News)

--Attacks on the police are an attack on the South African state and its sovereignty, the cabinet said on Thursday.

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu briefed the media about the previous day's cabinet meeting, where the cabinet condemned the recent attacks on police officers in Johannesburg "in the strongest possible terms." (News24)

--Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Thursday there is no need to deploy the army in the gang-infested northern areas of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

Cele said he will be keeping an ear to the ground should the need for army deployment arise. (South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem

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