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Vuwani, the inside story

Date: Apr 19, 2017

What is the source of the current violence in Vuwani. In recent protests, two people have died and one injured

Acting Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane has condemned the loss of life and called on protesters to abide by the law in Vuwani. 

This comes as two people were burnt to death and one seriously injured after their vehicle hit barricades placed on the roads by protesting Vuwani residents in Limpopo. 

Protesting residents resumed their shut down yesterday over an unresolved municipal dispute.

In July of 2015 the Municipal Demarcation Board announced in that Malamulele would get its own new municipality, to be known as Malamulele-Vuwani Municipality. The board decided to incorporate Vuwani into the new municipality.

This comes after years of protest by Malamulele residents who demanded their own municipality, and to be separated from the Thulamela Municipality, which they accused of ignoring their plight for services.

However, Vuwani residents resisted being part of Malamulele, citing possible delay in service delivery. The residents demanded that Vuwani remain under the Makhado Municipality. The residents are again the incorporation into LIM 345 municipality.

Midday Live anchor Stephen Kirke speaks to SABC Researcher Lennox Ralebona

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