Top news items in major S. African media outlets

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

-- The N2 highway close to Somerset West near Cape Town was closed briefly on Sunday evening after several motorists were attacked.

Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said some vehicles were stoned, which resulted in the injury of two drivers who were taken to hospital. (News24)

-- Xolani Dube, political analyst from the Xubera Institute of Research and Development, on Sunday asked whether President Cyril Ramaphosa was protecting campaign funders rather than those who elected him into office.

This came after the Presidency released a statement on Saturday, asserting that neither Ramaphosa nor his campaign did anything wrong, legally or ethically, in sourcing funding for his 2017 African National Congress presidential bid. (Eyewitness News)

-- Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Police Minister Andrew Whitfield on Sunday called on Police Minister Bheki Cele to urgently address the alleged shortage of rape kits in the country.

Whitfield said 76 percent of police stations across the nation do not have adult rape kits and provinces have fewer rape kits than they require. (South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem

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