Elections 2024: Parties in KZN urged to exercise tolerance

Elections 2024: Parties in KZN urged to exercise tolerance

KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi has urged political parties in the province to exercise tolerance ahead of the 29 May elections.

KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi 14 july
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He made the plea at Wednesday's signing ceremony of the IEC's code of conduct at the Durban ICC.

Mkhwanazi said over 17,000 officers will be deployed to police the elections across the province.

He reminded political parties of their limitations of rights and told them when police would get involved in enforcing the law.

"We have categorised different voting stations as to low, medium and high risk. The high risk voting stations are as a result of the people who don't want to tolerate each other and those who violate each other's rights as contained in the constitution."

Judge President of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court Thoba Poyo-Dlwati said the judiciary is ready to deal swiftly with all matters of wrong doing that might come before, during and after the polls.

READ: IEC: Ballot papers being printed ahead of polls

"I don't want our province to become known for anything during this time. We have had floods. This part is something that we can control - we don't want any extra work. So if you help us put it all under control, we would be grateful to you." 

The Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, Mosotho Moepya, urged KwaZulu-Natal's political party leaders to advocate for peaceful elections.

"We all know to be contestants, but you've been shaking hands, you've have been whispering into each others ears. A great show at this occasion. Continue to take that show to your supporters. You can rewrite the history of this province."

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