Security has been strengthened in Leandra and surrounding areas near Secunda in Mpumalanga ahead of the elections.

This after voter registration was disrupted a few months ago, due to taxi violence.

Municipal Electoral Officer in Govan Mbeki, Hector Ramoleta says more police officers have been deployed in the area.

He says the number of police officials deployed is sufficient to cover the space.

He says: “We cannot disclose the number but they have actually increased the number of police personnel at each station and they will be a tactical unit possibly roaming around the streets.”