CAPE TOWN Mostly sunny. Mild.

MIN15
MAX19
7 day
  • Wednesday 15-20°c High level clouds. Mild. High level clouds. Mild.
    Thursday 15-20°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Friday 15-20°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Saturday 16-21°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Sunday 17-22°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Monday 15-21°c Mostly sunny. Mild. Mostly sunny. Mild.
More News

Several arrested for election crimes

2014-05-07 14:57
Several people have been arrested for election crimes. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)
Pretoria - Ninety-seven people have been arrested for election-related crimes and 131 cases registered, the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (Natjoints) said on Wednesday.

"The national commissioner of the Saps, general Riah Phiyega is personally monitoring the security forces' operations today," spokesperson Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale said in a statement.

"The Natjoints is appreciative of the festive and peaceful spirit in which citizens of South African have taken to the polls, despite long queues in some areas."

The Natjoints was made up of the SA Police Service, the SA National Defence Force, the National Prosecuting Authority, the departments of health and international relations and co-operation, Eskom, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC), the intelligence co-ordination committee, and metro police.

Makgale said Natjoints was satisfied with the deployments in place at voting stations around the country.

Speaking to reporters at the IEC results centre in Pretoria earlier, chief electoral officer Mosotho Moepya said voting was proceeding "smoothly, peacefully, and briskly", although tensions had to be calmed in certain areas in Gauteng and the Western Cape.

Strong security measures were implemented at voting stations in a township in Springs, and in Bekkersdal, where there had been arson attacks; as well as in a Cape Town township and gang-plagued Manenberg on the Cape Flats.

Military vehicles were deployed to Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, following ANC faction-fighting in recent weeks.

How long were you in the queue? Report the time here.

All voting stations should be open from 07:00 and close at 21:00.

Download the app by visiting one of these app stores.

  

Explore previous National and Provincial election results

- SAPA
Read more on: iec  |  elections 2014

More In This Category
Sanity must prevail at ConCourt over elections - Van Rooyen

It is hoped that “sanity will prevail” in the Constitutional Court next week, as postponing the elections is not an option, Co-operative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen says.

EFF must produce evidence of IEC vote rigging - dept

The EFF has still not produced evidence to back up its renewed claims that the IEC "stole" its votes during the 2014 elections, the Co-operative Governance Department says.

Maimane locked in by protesters in KZN

Protesters have managed to lock DA leader Mmusi Maimane into a Wentworth shelter which he was visiting to inspect living conditions there.

EFF pats itself on the back after painting Soweto red

The EFF has patted itself on the back for launching a successful 2016 local government elections. Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi praised the party and thanked its members and supporters following the launch which took place at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

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
21 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |  Property24  |  Careers24  |  Spree  |