CAPE TOWN Afternoon clouds. Cool.

MIN12
MAX16
7 day
  • Monday 12-15°c Rain showers. Morning clouds. Cool. Rain showers. Morning clouds. Cool.
    Tuesday 10-14°c Mostly sunny. Cool. Mostly sunny. Cool.
    Wednesday 10-14°c Sunny. Cool. Sunny. Cool.
    Thursday 11-14°c More sun than clouds. Cool. More sun than clouds. Cool.
    Friday 10-15°c Heavy rain. More clouds than sun. Cool. Heavy rain. More clouds than sun. Cool.
    Saturday 9-11°c Showers early. More sun than clouds. Cool. Showers early. More sun than clouds. Cool.
More News

North West voting secure - police

2014-05-08 00:03
Johannesburg - Voting in Wednesday's general elections was "safe and secure" in the North West, provincial police said.

"Since voting began this morning voters in the province have gone to the polls in a safe and secure environment ensured by the dedicated joint security forces," police spokesperson Thulani Ngubane said.

This also applied to areas previously identified as "hot spots".

He said there had been media reports about people being told not to vote in Bloemhof, which created "unnecessary panic" among voters.

Earlier, Business Day Live reported that the number of police deployed in Bloemhof created an impression that violence could break out there. Recent protests in the area led police to identify Bloemhof as a potential risk for the elections and police presence was beefed up there.

Ngubane assured Bloemhof voters that they should feel free to visit their voting stations.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo reiterated the police's commitment to protect citizens' democratic right to vote.

"If any person feels intimidated the matter should be urgently brought to the attention of our security forces."

Ngubane urged the public to respect the rule of law once vote-counting began.

Security forces would continue to monitor the situation in various areas throughout Wednesday night.

He appealed to the public to respect IEC officials.

Follow Election Results LIVE.

- SAPA
Read more on: police  |  iec  |  mahikeng  |  elections 2014

More In This Category
You can't engage with the ANC through violence - Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has said that if people wanted to engage with the party they couldn't do it through violence.

'Chiefs and madams' in government must remember ANC resolutions - ANCYL president

When cadres get into government positions they are called chief and madam and they forget the resolutions of the ANC, the party's youth League president Collen Maine has said..

ANC more powerful than ever - Zuma

President Jacob Zuma says the ANC is more powerful than it has ever been. He was addressing a crowd of about 500 outside the party's provincial offices in Durban at the unveiling of an elections countdown clock.

'Blessers' spreading HIV/Aids - Ramaphosa warns

Young women must stay away from 'blessers' because they are spreading HIV/Aids, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned Umlazi residents.

Comments
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |  Property24  |  Careers24  |  Spree  |