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PHOTOS| Heavy Security Deployed In KwaZulu-Natal For Today's Elections

Heavy duty security deployed in KwaZulu-Natal for today's elections.

Bheki Cele, the province's police minister, spoke to cops in Durban on Sunday before touring a number of hotspots across the province. According to Cele, the country has roughly 272 high-risk police stations, with more than half of them in KwaZulu-Natal.

Cele, speaking to police officers in the province ahead of their deployment to election hotspots, claims that the province not only leads in hotspots, but also in the number of councillor candidates slain.

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According to the Police Minister, the killings were not limited to one political party.

"For example, Tshangase is an Eff candidate in PMB, Mkhize is an ANC candidate in Ethekwini, and Qwabe is ward 17 in Zululand kwaNongom."

Following the community protest on Saturday, voting stations at Mistake Farm remained closed. Cele issued a strong warning to those who attempt to prevent others from voting by closing polling places or harassing IEC employees.

"Police are on the scene to assist the IEC. People who want to vote must be permitted to do so and given the opportunity to do so. Police must clear any huddles around the burning tires, including individuals standing on the gates that are locked; police will aid IEC in unlocking the gates."

According to Cele, polling places will be open on Monday, and police will be keeping an eye on the situation.


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