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27 South Africans arrested for election-related crimes: police

Johannesburg, May 26 (UNI) A total of 27 people have been arrested in South Africa in the past week for various election-related crimes, a senior police official said on Sunday.
For the period from May 19 to May 25, 27 additional cases have been registered and are under investigation, with 17 of the cases reported in Limpopo Province, said Tebello Mosikili, deputy national commissioner of the South African Police Service, while briefing the media in Pretoria, the country's administrative capital, about the police's preparedness for the upcoming elections.
The suspects were arrested for contravening the electoral act, attempted murder, vandalism and illegal removal of posters. The police are continuing tracing operations, roadblocks, stop-and-searches and patrols, said Mosikili. "We take this opportunity to call for political tolerance among voters and members of various parties."
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