SANDF deployed to North West and KZN ahead of tomorrow's elections

SANDF deployed to North West and KZN ahead of tomorrow's elections

Police Minister Bheki Cele has confirmed that everything is in place to ensure tomorrow's elections are safe for South Africans. Talks with the Minister of Defence have seen the SANDF deployed to Kwa-Zulu Natal and the North West, which have been deemed high-risk areas.

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Minister of Police Bheki Cele says everything is in place for Wednesday's general elections as far as safety is concerned.

Cele confirmed that talks with the Minister of Defence had seen the South African National Defence Force deployed to high-risk provinces, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the North West.

The Minister revealed that all low-risk voting stations will have two officers, while the high-risk stations will have six.

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KwaZulu-Natal has been plagued by political killings while the North West communities are threatening to protest on the day.

Cele remains confident that the situation is under control, saying law enforcement nationwide is on standby to jump in should the need arise.

In total, 51 000 SANDF members have been deployed to ensure South Africans can safely cast their votes, reports eNCA.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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