JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Bheki Cele says law enforcement agencies will be out in full force to ensure the polls are secure.
The country has seen a range of often violent protests over the past week.
“All voting stations in the country will be accessible to all," said Cele.
"No protests nor shutdown will abuse the constitutional right to vote.
“Do we have a plan to deal with protests? Yes, we do,” he said.
Cele wouldn't share his plan.
But he's pleading for calm especially in volatile areas.
His counterpart in state security says shutdowns remain a major concern.
“Once you pronounce you are going to have a shutdown you infringe other people’s rights," said Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, State Security Minister.
The security cluster says the phenomenon of no-go zones belong to the past and any act of criminality will be dealt with.