National 2.8.2016 04:51 pm

Gauteng has highest number of registered voters

David Makhura. Picture: Neil McCartney

David Makhura. Picture: Neil McCartney

Makhura visited the Gauteng Results Operations Centre in Auckland Park today to assess the state of readiness for the elections day.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has reassured voters in Gauteng that government has done everything possible to ensure that local government elections take place in a safe and conducive environment.

According to the premier, Gauteng has the highest number of registered voters at 6.23 million.

“The political parties have done their work, tomorrow belongs to voters, they have the final say,” Makhura said.

Makhura visited the Gauteng Results Operations Centre in Auckland Park today to assess the state of readiness for the elections day.

He was accompanied by MEC for community safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, and Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange, who confirmed that law enforcement agencies have been deployed across 2 763 voting stations in Gauteng.

“There are over 16 000 law enforcement officials who have been deployed at the various voting stations,” said Nkosi-Malobane.

She added that a risk assessment identifying high-, medium-, and low-risk areas has been done and an additional 1 143 officers have been deployed to high-risk areas.

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