MIL-OSI Africa: Law enforcement in North West saluted for ensuring election safety

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Source: South Africa News Agency

The North West Provincial Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (PROVJOINTS) has thanked law enforcement officials in the province for ensuring that the National and Provincial Elections were held without major incident in that province.

Election Day for South Africans was on Wednesday, with special votes conducted on Monday and Tuesday.

“It is now common cause that the elections in the province were without any major or significant security breaches, and this is highly due to the command, management, commitment, dedication and support of all the JOINTS departments, the IEC, communities and civil society in the province.

“The joint command of the PROVJOINTS… would like to express its sincerest appreciation to all the men and women of different law enforcement agencies and different entities, who heeded the call of duty by working tirelessly and diligently to make sure that the 2024 epoch making elections were held in a safe and secure, peaceful and conducive environment.

“The dedication, discipline, cooperation and commitment displayed by all is testament to the spirit of patriotism and further enhanced the image of South Africa internationally, given the fact that they eyes of the world were on this year’s elections,” the PROVJOINTS said in a statement.

It stated that the successful holding of peaceful elections was due to “months and weeks of detailed and integrated planning”.

The PROVJOINTS explained that it, together with the IEC, took into account many factors including budgetary and cost containment constraints without jeopardising and compromising the safety, security and credibility for all stakeholders including the public.

 “The PROVJOINTS, which was entrusted with the mammoth task and responsibility of securing the entire process, was for the first time faced with an unprecedented high number of political parties; more than thirty and three different ballot papers and the first time use of Voter Management Devices (VMDs) by the IEC, in addition to managing the stability situation in the Province.

“Despite the uncertainty and threats of disruptions of elections, the PROVJOINTS managed to deliver on its assurance to the IEC and all the people of North West that elections will be held in a safe, secure and conducive environment,” the statement read. –

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