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WC police to focus on gang-ridden, protest-hit areas on elections day

Police Minister Bheki Cele said that police in the Western Cape would focus on a number of hot spot areas plagued by gang violence and violent service delivery protests.

Police Minister Bheki Cele pictured in Cape Town ahead of elections on 6 May 2019. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Police Minister Bheki Cele said that the Western Cape has a low to medium risk of disruption come Wednesday.

He said that two provinces, the North West and KwaZulu-Natal, have been identified as high risk regions due to political violence.

Cele said that police in the Western Cape would focus on a number of hot spot areas plagued by gang violence and violent service delivery protests.

“There will be a few voting stations that are high risk. We have a police reserve to be part of this.”

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