Independent Electoral Commission(IEC) – Chief Electoral officer S Mamabolo has urged people not to burn voting stations and allow citizen to vote peacefully. IEC has also pleaded with the public to refrain from from vandalising and burning of properties that will be hosting polling stations. This plea follows allegations that people will disrupt the voting day (8 May 2019).
Police Minister Bheki Cele announced that 51 306 police officers will be deployed for 2019 Elections across the country with help of 3 504 police reservists.
IEC says, there will be 300 000 ballot boxes around the country and over 60 million ballot papers have been printed.