Ahead of 1 Nov polls, police to bolster presence in violence hotspots

Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape have all been identified as hotspots for the upcoming local government elections, and both the Defence and Police Ministers have assured that measures have been put in place to quell any turmoil that might arise in these areas. The ministers in the Justice, Crime Prevention, and Security cluster held a media briefing on 25 October 2021 to outline the state of readiness ahead of the 1 November polls.