Tight security measures in place ahead of elections

President Jacob Zuma has assured the nation that tight security measures have been put in place to ensure that no criminal or violent incidents will mar Wednesday’s local government elections.

About 28 million prospective voters could go to the municipal polls, which are predicted to be closely contested in some places.

President Zuma has authorised deployment of more than 2000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to assist the police to maintain law and order during the voting process.

“We are looking forward to a peaceful election day with no intimidation. There have been intimidation activities that took lives of people. We want people to be assured that they will vote without any interference,” says Zuma.

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