Plan for safe, secure election in place – Police Minister

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pretoria – Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says a plan to ensure that the May 7 general election is held in a safe and secure environment has been rolled out.

Addressing the media in Cape Town on Wednesday at a post-State of the Nation Address briefing by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster, Minister Mthethwa said the plan was rolled out during the voter registration period.

“We have identified hot spots in the country,” he said.

Last month, President Jacob Zuma signed a proclamation setting 7 May 2014 as the date for the national and provincial elections in the country.

Today was the last day for political parties, who want to contest the elections, to submit their candidate lists and deposits to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

The IEC confirmed last Thursday that its chief electoral officer, Mosotho Moepya, had certified the voters’ roll for the upcoming general election. – SAnews.gov.za

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