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Morning Newspaper Report

The headlines of the leading newspapers on 27 May 2024:

NATIONAL:

# Business Day:

Writes president Cyril Ramaphosa last night in an unprecedented step on the eve of the election used the public broadcaster to trumpet the ANC’s achievements over the past five years. This follows after several surveys predicted a majority loss for the ANC.

GAUTENG:

# Beeld:

Also reports on Ramaphosa’s television address and writes that opposition parties at the weekend called on voters to vote. It is labelled as a decisive election.

Secondly, the paper writes about the first day of the French Open and the brilliant tennis that is expected.

And finally, there is a snippet about the actor Alec Baldwin who will be prosecuted after the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins on a film set earlier.

# The Star and Pretoria News:

Writes about Ramaphosa’s dire warning against those planning to disrupt the election.

And reports the Pikitup strike in Johannesburg has no end in sight.

# Sowetan:

Leads with: “DON’T STEP OUT OF LINE”. The paper reports on the warnings of the heads of law enforcement agencies against anyone who wants to disrupt the election.

# And The Citizen:

Writes every political party used some platform this weekend to try to win your vote.

FREE STATE:

# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:

Has the same lead as Beeld about the election.

And secondly, the paper writes about the Griquas’ victory over the Pumas to win the first SA Cup.

WESTERN CAPE:

# Die Burger:

Leads with the election as is the case with the other two Media24 sister newspapers.

And secondly, it is reported there are concerns about crime in Wellington. This follows after a local family was raided and robbed in their home. They were tied up and several valuables were stolen.

# And Cape Times:

Writes some of the voting stations with the highest risk of violence and disruption have been identified in KwaZulu-Natal.

And reports on political parties’ campaigns that ended this weekend.

EASTERN CAPE:

# The Herald in Gqeberha:

Devotes most of its paper today to the feverish preparations of political parties for the election in the Eastern Cape.

KWAZULU-NATAL:

# Daily News in Durban:

Writes the IEC rejected the allegations about vote rigging in KwaZulu-Natal and condemned the threats against its employees by the MK Party.

And finally from NAMIBIA:

# Republikein in Windhoek:

Reports, a Cabinet decision to introduce stricter visa requirements for citizens of countries that require costly and lengthy visa applications for Namibians has drawn heavy criticism.

And secondly writes the former Namibian minister of Justice and Fishrot accused, Sacky Shanghala is upset because in certain courts there are bars between him and the judge.