Soldiers to Support Police During November 1 Elections


At least 10 000 troops are being deployed for the municipal elections. It’s set to come at a cost of over R47 million.

According to parliament it received correspondence from President Cyril Ramaphosa for the employment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members.

The soldiers are expected to assist law enforcement and police in ensuring a safe and secure environment is established for the November 1st polls. The soldiers will be deployed as of Saturday until next Wednesday.

At least 300 areas have been declared as potential hotspots in the country.

Some communities opt to take to the streets on election day to raise issues often related to the government’s failure to deliver housing, water and electricity.

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