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Vuwani resident say NO elections

Date: Jul 28, 2016

Spokesperson the Pro-Makhado Forum Nsovo Sambo says the residents of Vuwani in Limpopo will not be taking part in the upcoming local government elections.

A constitutional crisis is looming in Limpopo as Vuwani residents vow to block the IEC from holding municipal elections in the troubled area on 3 August. This follows the collapse of secret meetings aimed at resolving the crisis. 

Residents have warned traditional leaders against signing an agreement with government to allow the poll to go ahead. Vuwani has been shut down since April after losing a high court bid to remain part of the Makhado Municipality. 

There has been no schooling in the area for about three months. People have indicated that if their demands are not met by the government, they won't be voting in Vuwani. 

Speaking to Sakina Kamwendo during #AMLive's Forum@8 Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs David Van Rooyen said government has been stretched to its limits in the #Vuwani matter. Other guests on the show Nsovo Sambo of the Pro-Makhado Forum said government must listen to the people when they day they don't want to vote. 

Constitutional law expert Professor Shadrack Gutto says voting is a constitutional right. 




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