The South African government has lost properties worth millions to diverse violent protests which has become a huge set back for the government in terms of infrastructural development.
Reports say violence has erupted at Vuwani following a High Court ruling against the people’s bid to have their area remain under the Makhado municipality last Friday.
In recent protests, about 13 schools have been burnt down just in a week following violent protests in Limpopo. Reports also have it that three more schools were torched around Limpopo’s Vhembe District on Tuesday night, while records of damaged properties has continued to increase at a more disturbing rate.
As a result of the very violent protests, movement in the area has been restricted with the police on strict alert for anyone who would dare try to round up any form of protest to destroy any more properties.
On Monday, four schools were vandalized after residents were informed that a high court dismissed their
application to exclude their area from a new municipality. Quite a number of schools, satellite police stations, tribal offices and municipal trucks were set ablaze.
Amid condemnation of the attacks by the ANC, two more schools have since been torched in the Limpopo town, bringing the total of burnt schools to 17.
A total of 8 police vans and 3 Nyalas were seen in the area on Thursday morning as community members blocked main roads and set trees on fire.
The ANC in Limpopo appealed for sanity in Vuwani yesterday. A task team has been selected to meet with the community members on Thursday to discuss the ongoing violence in the area.
“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.
Apparently, community members are not happy with the re-zoning of the area and the merging with Malulela.