Authorities confident over security, stability in KZN
The province has recorded the highest number of murders linked to politics.
DURBAN - With election results streaming in, authorities in KwaZulu-Natal say while there has been a politically tense campaigning season, they remain confident the province will remain stable and secure.
The province has recorded the highest number of murders linked to politics and the areas of Estcourt, Newcastle, Ulundi and others have been monitored closely, with additional police officers at voting stations.
The KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety Department says their security plans have proven to be a success.
Spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane says tensions in the problem areas have been brought under control.
The department says it's unclear if there will be violence after the results, but it has assured there is additional intelligence being gathered on the ground to prevent it.
Authorities in the province say police will continue to monitor hot spots into the weekend, but they're satisfied operations have proven to be a success so far.
Yesterday's election went off without any major incident.