SAPS tells political parties not to trigger violence ahead of elections

Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane, together with police management, say they are confident that the country will have free, fair and secure elections in August.

According to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, the commissioner says a thorough assessment of violent hot spots and deployment needs, has been conducted.

He says they are putting in necessary mechanisms to firstly ensure that the types of violence like we have seen in Tshwane two three weeks ago, doesn't flare up.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Phahlane also appealed to political parties to obey the law, and not say things that may lead to unrest and violence.

A lot of what he was saying is, there was an appeal, not only to the public to obey the law... but also to political leaders, saying please be mindful of what you say in public, be mindful of saying things that might insight violence.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

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