Tight security in place for polls: KZN top cop

Tight security in place for polls: KZN top cop

When South Africans head to voting stations on Wednesday, law enforcement teams will be keeping a close watch on the electoral process on the ground and from the air. 

Tight security in place for polls KZN top cop
Lauren Hendricks

KZN police chief Nhlanhla Mkwanazi addressed the media in Durban on Tuesday morning on their preparations for the polls. 

"We will deploy members inside voting stations and we will deploy roving teams that will patrol the streets of this province. We have employed the public order police unit to be able to maintain public order when it happens. We are also operating in the air, land and tactical unit.” 

Twenty-seven million people will be making their mark tomorrow. 

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Some 2,000 police officers from eThekwini, Ugu and Amajuba staged a parade on Tuesday. 

Mkwanazi instructed them to protect the rights of voters. 

"The people of this county have given us an assignment, I believe, very well. They have given us a task to prevent, combat and investigate crime. They gave us a responsibility to protect their property."

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