Johannesburg – Police in Gauteng, which has more than 2 700 polling stations, led by Provincial Commissioner of Police Lieutenant General Elias Mawela on Monday declared their state of readiness of the security detail in to deliver safe and secure elections.
Police Minister General Bheki Cele recently updated the public on readiness of the security forces and police to safeguard the general elections on Wednesday.
Special votes were being cast from Monday and will continue on Tuesday.
General Mawela said police in Gauteng have already activated the initial deployment that successfully delivered rallies of four political parties over the weekend in Johannesburg, Soweto, and the West Rand districts. He said only a few incidents were reported.
Mawela said deployments throughout the election period will be intelligence-driven and responsive to threat assessment for each voting station.