KZN SAPS recruits SANDF and criminal intelligence to work with Fidelity on ‘possible threat’ of unrest

KwaZulu-Natal police are working with multiple security groups to address potential threats of violence ahead of election day.  (Alfonso Nqunjuna/Noticias24)

KwaZulu-Natal police are working with multiple security groups to address potential threats of violence ahead of election day. (Alfonso Nqunjuna/Noticias24)

KwaZulu-Natal Police are working with the SA National Defense Force, criminal intelligence and private security companies in a bid to prevent potential violence, both on election day and after the May 29 election. .

On Friday, security company Fidelity in KwaZulu-Natal issued a warning about possible protests, following a similar notification from banking group FirstRand on Thursday. Authorities say they are taking the warnings seriously.

Earlier this week, the Constitutional Court ruled that former president Jacob Zuma, accused of corruption, was ineligible to run for the National Assembly because he had previously been sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court, but his face remains on the ballot as the face of his new party, uMkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP), according to the South African Electoral Commission (IEC).

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