Hostel chiefs are urged to be cautious of results threats.


Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini has instructed chiefs of hostels in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal to report any attempts to instigate violence, instability, and lawlessness. This directive comes just a day after the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) announced last week's general elections results amid threats of violence. MK Party leader Jacob Zuma had warned the IEC not to announce the results until allegations of vote rigging were dealt with, claiming that failure to do so would be viewed as a provocation by his supporters. The African Union affirmed the credibility of the poll, which is significant for the country and the continental region.

Several organizations, including observers from the SA Human Rights Commission, said the elections were free and fair. Zulu nation prime minister Rev Thulasizwe Buthelezi applauded the IEC for free and fair elections and called upon law enforcement agencies to deal firmly with those who seek to cause instability and mayhem in the aftermath of the election results. Police minister Bheki Cele stated that the security cluster was ready to deal with any instability and that any attempt to undermine the authority of the state and SA’s constitutional order will not be tolerated.

On Monday, Zuma addressed his supporters outside the Electoral Court and was guarded in his words. The party was back in court as it heard expelled leader Jabulani Khumalo's case. He said that they have not dropped the matter [on the election being rigged]. He was trying to help them and give them information we have and show them where they went wrong.

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