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SA’s election violence hotspots calm

Lieutenant General Phahlane has visited several violence hotspots and says the situation is under control.

Acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Pahlane in Vuwani earlier this week. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has travelled by helicopter to several election violence hotspots in Gauteng and Limpopo and has reported back that the overall situation is calm.

The lieutenant general earlier gave a briefing on election security in Pretoria where he confirmed that their deployment plans had been successfully executed across the country.

Phahlane visited several violence hotspots and says the situation is under control.

"I was just doing observations, I went to Mamelodi and Atteridgeville and nothing was out of place."

He says the authorities are monitoring the situation closely.

"For over a week now, the The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (Natjoints) have been operating on a 24-hour basis and all security related operation are being guarded from an integrated multi-disciplinary joint operation centre."

More than 77,000 officers have been deployed across the country.

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