Registered voters queue up to cast their votes at the Martti Ahtisaari Primary School in Katutura.
Photo: Joseph Nekaya/Nampa


THE police will arrest people who disturb peace and incite violence during the run-up and after next week’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

Police deputy inspector general for operations Oscar Embubulu made these remarks yesterday in Windhoek after briefing foreign and local election observers on the security of the country in the run-up to the national elections set for Wednesday, 27 November.

He said arresting unruly voters was part of the broader contingent plan the police had put in place, in collaboration with the Electoral Commission of Namibia and the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), to ensure that activities before and after the election are conducted in a peaceful manner.

This was to ensure a peaceful election process, he added.

The NDF will be on standby on election day to defend the integrity of the country “if anything happens, more particularly during this time of incitements and threats that are coming from some people”, Embubulu said.

Read more in The Namibian.

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