President Jacob Zuma during his meeting with Vha-venda king Ramabulana and Vuwani residents. Photo by Otto Ngoveni

By: Otto Ngoveni

LIMPOPO-Over the past few weeks, Limpopo government has been interacting with key stakeholders on the Vuwani matter in a bid to find an amicable solutions regarding their gratitudes.

The community still wants the implementation of President Jacob Zuma’s proposal that Vuwani which is currently under the Newly established municipality of LIM 345 will fall under Vhembe district municipality.

The latest engagements follows a recent march by Vuwani residents in Thohoyandou a fortnight ago where the residents were threatening to start a new wave of violent protest.

Since 2015 Vuwani has been the epicentre of the worse form of violence in post apartheid South Africa.

Over 28 schools were torched and two people have since died and residents are protesting against their incorporation into the new municipality.

Limpopo Provincial Government spokesperson Phuti Seloba said he believes that the meeting went well.

The Pro Makhado Demarcation Task Team Spokesperson Nsovo Sambo said Task Team welcomes the decision to give services to the people of Vuwani in the interim.

Last month the structure handed over a memorandum of demands to Vhembe District Municipality.

The structure claimed that some wards in the Lim 345 Local Municipality are not receiving basic services as promised by the government.

Pro Makhado Demarcation Task Team said this gives them hope that the re-determination of municipal boundaries is ongoing.

Edited by Rhandzu Hlungwane