Heavy police presence ahead of Wednesday’s polls
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:11:49
Police are on high alert ahead of Wednesday’s local government elections.
This as government strongly warns that it will take tough action against anyone who will attempt to disrupt the polls.
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says there will heavy police presence across the country. He says officers will be assigned to escort IEC officials and to secure ballot papers.
This also comes as the African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are set to hold their final rallies ahead of Wednesday’s local government elections.
The ANC is determined to prove that it can still attract support when it holds its much-awaited Siyanqoba Rally for the 2016 elections at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg Saturday morning.
The EFF will hold its final rally at the Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane.
The Tshela Thupa rally will follow EFF leaders’ visit to various areas across the country to seek support for the party.
Cope leader Mosioua Lekota takes his final electioneering campaign to Blouberg area near Mogwadi Limpopo.
On Saturday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader Musi Maimane called on South Africans to remove the ANC from government and vote for jobs and clean government.
He was speaking to thousands of supporters at the party’s final rally in Dobsonville Soweto.
Meanwhile the Independent Electoral Commission in Mpumalanga said its all systems go for the next week’s local government elections.
The commission on Saturday launched the provincial results centre just outside Mbombela.