The ANC has moved to reassure the public that elections in KwaZulu-Natal and the North West would run smoothly, after the provinces were flagged as high-risk areas by police minister Bheki Cele. Cele has said 51,000 police officers would be deployed to voting stations on May 8. He said special attention would be given to the two provinces, where some communities were reportedly planning to protest over various issues on the day.

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