Pretoria - Approximately 2557 members of security forces from Tshwane Metro police, different units within the SAPS and the National Traffic Department, will be manning Loftus Versfeld for the Presidential Inauguration.
This was according to Police Minister Bheki Cele who addressed and inspected a law enforcement parade prior to sixth inauguration scheduled to take place on Saturday.
“In fact they have been working since the 8th of May. Right now, they are just continuing with their good work,” Cele told journalists.
Cele told the police officials how important they are in securing safety for South African citizens, and said they must not service the country with political minds but must make ensure everyone's safety.
Cele outlined a massive deployment of state security machinery and officers, particularly to the “hot spot” areas around the precinct.