Hot spots identified and safety plans in place says top cop

There are some 650 'high-risk' areas that police will be focusing on during tomorrow's municipal elections.

Acting national police commissioner, Kgomotso Phahlane says identifying hot spots is driven by intelligence reports. The reports are informed by assessment made weighing up threat levels in a particular area. It is on that basis that necessary deployments are made.

Phahlane says he is happy with the police deployment and levels of calm in Vuwani, one of the areas regarded as high risk.

I'm able to sleep peacefully knowing that its all systems go. Our plans are in place, and we are in that space where we are operationalising our plans and thus far it is going well.

Kgomotso Phahlane, acting national police commissioner

I spent the whole day in Vuwani, as the police we have saturated that space.

Kgomotso Phahlane, acting national police commissioner

Phahlane also revealed that one more person was arrested yesterday in relation to political killings in KwaZulu Natal.

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