Violence and Human Rights monitor and honorary researcher at the school of Law and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Mary De Haas says people in Empembeni near Richards Bay are afraid to vote because of recent political violence.

Her comments comes after Police Minister, Bheki Cele said KwaZulu-Natal and the North West provinces are the ‘highest-risk areas’ for the May 8 general elections.

The Minister was speaking at the Government Communication and Information System offices in Pretoria were the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster briefed the media on the state of readiness for the upcoming general elections.

Speaking on Sunrise, De Haas says Empembeni desperately needs police patrol.

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