The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster has committed to delivering a free and fair general election come May 8 across the country’s 22 924 voting stations and to ensure that elections occur in a safe and secure environment.
Briefing the media on the state of readiness for the Easter Holidays and the general elections on Thursday, the cluster's Police Minister Bheki Cele said that they would continue to deal decisively with “the so-called no go areas”.
The cluster is made up of the state security, police and home affairs ministries as well as the office of the national commissioner of police.
“All voting stations in the country will be accessible to all and no protests nor shutdowns will abuse the constitutional rights of South Africans to exercise their democratic rights to vote for the party of their choice.
“We have ensured that there is a continuous coordination and cooperation within all spheres of government across the country and all relevant and necessary key role players are hard at work to ensure the successful delivery of the 2019 sixth general election,” Cele said.