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Zuma deploys troops for elections

2014-04-30 20:18
(Photo: IEC)

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has authorised the deployment of some 2 000 troops to assist the police during the 7 May 7 elections and the presidential inauguration.

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on Wednesday that 1 850 members of the SA National Defence Force would be on duty around the country on election day to help maintain law and order.

A further 247 would be deployed in Gauteng on 24 May to step up security in the province for the inauguration at the Union Buildings.

- SAPA
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