Contingency plans to address violence ahead of August 3 voting day

Voters can be assured of a seamless process at voting stations for the 2016 local government elections.

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Local Government Elections met on Tuesday to look at the various municipalities' state of readiness to conduct free and fair elections in a safe environment after the spate of political killings.

702's John Robbie spoke to Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Andries Nel.

South Africans who are registered to vote will take to the polls on August 3. Voting stations open at 7am and close at 7pm. Special votes will be conducted by the IEC on August 3rd and 4th.

Listen to the interview below:

We are very concerned with every form of government. As government we have a constitutional duty to create conditions in which free and fair elections take place.

Andries Nel,
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