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Vuwani on lockdown as more schools torched

Polokwane – The area of Vuwani is on lockdown following a fourth night of violent protests that has seen a number of schools, satellite police stations, tribal offices and municipal trucks burnt down, reports have said.

Two more schools have since been torched in the Limpopo town, with the ANC condemning the attacks, Jacaranda FM reported.

This brings the total of burnt schools to 17.

Eight police vans and three Nyalas were seen in the area on Thursday morning, Eyewitness News reported.


Community members blocked main roads by setting fire to trees.

A task team is due to meet with the community on Thursday to discuss the ongoing violence, eNCA reported.

The ANC in Limpopo meanwhile appealed for calm in Vuwani on Wednesday, News24 reported.

“While we explore ways and means of strengthening our engagement, we appeal for calm and normality to return to all [areas] of Vuwani…” said ANC provincial secretary Nocks Seabi.

Community members are unhappy with the re-zoning of the area and a merger with Malulela.

Vuwani residents took their battle to the streets after they lost a High Court bid to have their area remain under the Makhado municipality last Friday.


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