2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

Police escorts for IEC officials in hotspots

The South African Police Services (Saps) has arrested 21 people for allegedly torching an electoral officer's vehicle in Ganyesa in the North West.

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole is visiting the province ahead of the general elections taking place tomorrow.

Speaking to Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala show, Sitole says it has identified eight hotspots for possible violence and disruptions.

Any person who is trying to create a situation in which our community should feel threatened during the election will be taken behind bars.

General Khehla Sitole, Police commissioner

We've got a contingency of over 5 000 deployed throughout the province.

General Khehla Sitole, Police commissioner

Sitole says IEC officials were intercepted while travelling in the province and an empty ballot box was found.

I have indicated that none of the IEC officials will move around alone without the police in the hotspots.

General Khehla Sitole, Police commissioner

There will be police on patrol or escorting them.

General Khehla Sitole, Police commissioner

Listen to the full interview below...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
It is crucial that Cyril Ramaphosa prioritises implementation - economist

It is crucial that Cyril Ramaphosa prioritises implementation - economist

Intellidex's Peter Attard Montalto says the president needs to follow through with all his promises.

'It is clear that electorate is giving us serious consideration' - EFF

'It is clear that electorate is giving us serious consideration' - EFF

Post-election, national chairperson advocate Dali Mpofu evaluates the party's gains.

Gigaba, Dlamini and Mokonyane heading to Parliament despite outcry

Gigaba, Dlamini and Mokonyane heading to Parliament despite outcry

Political analyst Nompumelelo Runji says these people have support from their constituencies.

IEC W Cape commends 1000s of SA citizens who help run voting stations

IEC W Cape commends 1000s of SA citizens who help run voting stations

20 000 people will be working in voting stations across the Western Cape from Monday to Wednesday.

Will 8 May election poll predictions get it right? Analyst explains

Will 8 May election poll predictions get it right? Analyst explains

Dawie Scholtz provides a forecast on expected voting outcomes in the upcoming general election on Wednesday.

What do the stars predict about 2019 elections?

What do the stars predict about 2019 elections?

Astrologer Dawn Carter gives an analysis of what the future holds following the voting period.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Woman sharing her most embarrassing moment at parking lot goes viral

[WATCH] Woman sharing her most embarrassing moment at parking lot goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Considering emigration? Financial planner discusses the affordability of leaving

Considering emigration? Financial planner discusses the affordability of leaving

Can you afford to leave South Africa? Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Barry O'Mahony on what to consider before deciding.

[WATCH] Traffic cop caught on video asking for 'bribe' goes viral

[WATCH] Traffic cop caught on video asking for 'bribe' goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

South Africa quietly reclassifies 33 wild species as farm animals

South Africa quietly reclassifies 33 wild species as farm animals

Some of the endangered wildlife has now been listed as farming stock under key legislation that governs breeding.

I want to get SA skiing on the map - Alpine skier Connor Wilson at Winter Games

I want to get SA skiing on the map - Alpine skier Connor Wilson at Winter Games

The 21-year-old says he wants to inspire other young South Africans to participate in the Winter Olympics one day.

Why Steinhoff (formerly SA’s 5th biggest company) lost 62% of its value in a day

Why Steinhoff (formerly SA’s 5th biggest company) lost 62% of its value in a day

Bruce Whitfield interviews Steinhoff Chair Christo Wiese, the JSE's John Burke and Anchor Capital CIO Sean Ashton.