The country’s Justice, Crime Prevention, and Security Cluster say it’s ready to ensure next month’s elections, go smoothly.

The Ministers in the cluster briefed the media, as Monday marks 30 days before the country goes to the polls.

More than 27 million people are expected to make their mark on the 29th of May.

A thorough threat and crime pattern analysis has been done across the country.

Out of more than 23,000 polling stations, at least 500 have been identified as hotspots.

Defence Minister Thandi Modise says they want to ensure that nothing is left to chance.

“We want to assure the public of the readiness of the JCPS Cluster to execute its mandate of protecting the public, our country’s strategic installations and infrastructure during the election period. We will do everything in our power to protect all those who want to exercise their Constitutional right to vote”.

Modise also appeals those who plan to protest, to do so within the confines of the law.

“As the JCPS Cluster leadership, we want to send a clear message to the public that no incitement to violence, lawlessness, destruction of infrastructure, or barricading of roads will be tolerated. Anyone who participates in any form of criminal activity will be dealt with”.

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