Polls open amid heavy security in Vuwani

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Hundreds of police have been deployed to the volatile town of Vuwani in Limpopo which is has been marked as a hotspot in this year's municipal elections.

Hundreds of police have been deployed to the volatile town of Vuwani in Limpopo which is has been marked as a hotspot in this year's municipal elections.

WEB_PHOTO_NYALA_02_08_2016

Hundreds of police have been deployed to the volatile town of Vuwani in Limpopo which is has been marked as a hotspot in this year's municipal elections.

Hundreds of police have been deployed to the volatile town of Vuwani in Limpopo which is has been marked as a hotspot in this year's municipal elections.

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JOHANNESBURG - Polling stations have been opened amid heavy security in Vuwani, Limpopo on Tuesday.

Hundreds of police have been deployed to the volatile town which is has been marked as a hotspot in this year&39;s municipal elections.

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In the streets of the town, police nyalas are patrolling the area while dozens of police officers stand guard at the 14 stations that opened for special voting on Tuesday.

A military convoy was also spotted in the area while a police helicopter circled overhead.

Authorities have said just over 30 people are registered to vote on Tuesday while 40,000 others are set to cast their ballots on Wednesday.