CAPE TOWN Sunny. Mild.

7 day
  • Thursday 18-25°c Morning clouds. Mild. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Friday 18-22°c Showers late. Afternoon clouds. Cool. Showers late. Afternoon clouds. Cool.
    Saturday 16-18°c Showers late. More sun than clouds. Cool. Showers late. More sun than clouds. Cool.
    Sunday 15-19°c Mostly sunny. Cool. Mostly sunny. Cool.
    Monday 14-24°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Tuesday 18-21°c Morning clouds. Cool. Morning clouds. Cool.
More News

Police on standby in volatile Vuwani

2016-08-02 11:22
One of the burnt-out schools in Vuwani. (Netwerk24)

Thohoyandou – Police will provide protection to IEC officials in Vuwani, Limpopo, during Wednesday’s elections, police commissioner Lieutenant General Kgomotso Phahlane has said.

On Tuesday, police in the area were stopping and searching cars and removing rubble from the streets as protesters vowed to defy a peace agreement deal signed last week.

Police were ready to respond to any crises, and would be monitoring more than 650 hotspots around the country, Phahlane told reporters on Monday. He took a tour of Vuwani in a helicopter.

Vuwani residents burnt down and vandalised dozens of schools in protests against a Municipal Demarcation Board decision earlier this year.

The destruction started on April 29 when the Masia Traditional Council lost a court application to set aside the MDB's decision to merge the underperforming Vuwani municipality with parts of the Malamulele municipality in the Vhembe district.

Nearly 53 000 pupils were affected by the protests and shutdown.

On Monday, Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) CEO Mosotho Moepya said voting stations were not opened in Vuwani for special voting on Monday.

The IEC decided to postpone special voting here until Tuesday, as only 32 people had applied for special votes.

- Find everything you need to know about the 2016 Local Government Elections at our News24 Elections site, including the latest news and detailed, interactive maps for how South Africa has voted over the past 3 elections, or download the app for iOS and Android.

Read more on: police  |  polokwane  |  vuwani  |  local elections 2016

More In This Category
IEC announces by-election date

The IEC has announced a date for municipal ward by-elections.

ANC Limpopo urges party to rebuild, dismisses early conference talk

The ANC in Limpopo has vowed to reform itself and has urged branches to focus on rebuilding instead of holding an early special conference or consultative conference.

3 more arrests for slain DA councillor, partner

Three more people have appeared in court in connection with the murders of DA councillor Johannes Baatjies and his business partner, the Northern Cape Hawks have said.

ANC 'colluding' MEC in hung councils hits back at IFP

KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has hit back at the Inkatha Freedom Party which has accused her of working with the ANC to stall processes in hung municipalities.

News24 |   OLX  |  PROPERTY24  |  CAREERS24  |  SPREE  |  AUTOTRADER  |