Vuwani school burnt in fresh protest over boundary line

2017-04-06 12:10
School that was set alight during protests in Vuwani, Limpopo. (News24 Correspondent, file)

School that was set alight during protests in Vuwani, Limpopo. (News24 Correspondent, file)

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Vuwani - A school administration block has been burnt just four days after fresh violence erupted in Vuwani over the municipal boundary line.
 
Tshirhunzanani Primary School, deep in Vuwani's Vyeboom, was torched on Thursday morning.
 
Basic Education department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said the department is disappointed about the incident.
 
"We are disappointed, we had hoped the destruction of property will stop. After the destruction last year we thought all of us learned lessons, but we are seeing continuation of the same and the learners will be the most affected," said Mhlanga.
 
In 2016, more than 24 schools were burnt when the community launched a protest after their bid to remain under the Makhado municipality was rejected by the High Court.
 
They suspended the protest in August after they boycotted local government elections and wrote to the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) to have the decision reviewed following an appeal by an inter-ministerial team for leaders in Vuwani to suspend the protests and consider making the application instead.

Two arrested

However, a week ago the MDB rejected the community proposal for a review.

On Sunday residents resolved to shut down the area, accusing government of betraying their trust.

Over the weekend community spokesperson Nsovo Sambo said residents held a peaceful protest by shutting down businesses and other activities in the township.

However, reports indicate that attempts to block roads with burning tyres and stones were thwarted by police.
 
Two people were arrested and released on R500 bail.

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