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Top cop Phahlane satisfied with smooth elections

The acting national police commissioner praised the police for helping to secure free and fair elections.

Acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Pahlane.Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

PRETORIA - Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotoso Phahlane says he is delighted that voting in the local government elections were conducted without any serious unrest or incidents.

The lieutenant-general has praised the police officers deployed across the country to secure free and fair elections.

"I am very much excited, and I am very grateful to the members of the South African Police Service, and law enforcement agencies for having delivered on our plan."

But he knows that the job isn't over just yet.

"Some will be celebrating and some will be in a mourning phase. We will do the necessary to make sure that those groups do not go out of control."

While the Independent Electoral Commission expects most of the results to be finalised today. The final results are expected tomorrow.

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