Protesters gather behind police tape at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on May 9, 2013, to demand an end to what they regard as racist admission policies, and policies that discriminate on language grounds at schools.
KWADUKUZA - Police are searching for the gunman who murdered an ANC supporter in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.
ANC volunteer Thandi Mhlongo was gunned down near a Lindelani voting station on Election Day.
Witnesses said a single shot was fired after a confrontation between IFP and ANC supporters.
It’s one of only a handful of incidents that tarnished a largely peaceful Election Day.
Two hotpots previously identified in KwaZulu-Natal, Wembezi and KwaMashu, remained peaceful on Election Day.
Police said there has been a big improvement in a province once defined by political intolerance.
“Looking back from where KZN came many years ago with the incidents of intolerance and deaths that we had during the election period, we were quite satisfied that we did everything within our control to ensure that we delivered the elections freely and fairly,” said KZN police spokesman Jay Naicker.
The increased police presence will remain until the electoral process is finalised.