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The following are news items in South African major media outlets on Saturday:

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— Protesters against foreigners blocked several streets in Atteridgeville on Friday morning, preventing residents from going to work, Gauteng police said.

They also threw rocks and burned tyres, said spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini. (News24)

— President Jacob Zuma said on Friday 2017 is the year of “taking land back to the people” and for this reason government will seek to change legislation to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

Speaking at the launch of Operation Phakisa on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in Pretoria, Zuma said the country needs to take bold steps that will transform South Africa’s economy, including land ownership, swiftly. (Fin24)

— The United Nations has called on the leaders of political, civil society and international organizations to work harder towards greater inclusion as the best antidote to xenophobia and other forms of racism and hate.

The Secretary General’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric was speaking on Friday after anti-immigrant sentiment sparked protests and violence directed at foreigners in South Africa. (South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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