The IEC is conducting by-elections in four wards in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday with 16 candidates contesting.
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says addressing xenophobic violence will require co-operation across party political lines.
The Democratic Alliance says it will write to Police Commissioner, Khehla Sitole, to deploy the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure to curb the ongoing violence across the country.
Opposition parties have welcomed the resignation of African National Congress office bearers in both the eThekwini Metro and uMsunduzi municipalities.
The Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance’s Federal Legal Commission, Glynnis Breytenbach, says no decision has been taken to charge the party’s MP Phumzile van Damme.