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By: Vulani Baloyi

Vuwani residents plan a march to the office of the presidency to hand over a memorandum on the 7th of November 2017.

According to a statement released by Pro Makhado Task Team spokesperson Nsovo Sambo, Vuwani residents will be marching due to the withdrawal of services rendered by Vhembe District municipality in their area.

The statement reads as follows:

On the 02nd October 2017 the residents of Vuwani suspended a shutdown to afford the learners especially those in Grade 12 to write their final examination. This was after the Pro Makhado Forum conducted an inspection and was satisfied with the implementation.

However, subsequent to the suspension of the shutdown the government withdrew the services of the Regional municipal office and it is contrary to the commitment which was made between the Government, South African Human Rights Commission and Pro Makhado Forum.

SAHRC continues to lead engagements which are not yielding any positive results in this process.

It is our view that the Lead department of CoGHSTA which is responsible, collapsed under the FORMER MEC and we welcome the decision by the Premier to redeploy her to other department.

From the above context, the Pro Makhado Forum resolved the following;

Vuwani Residents will march from Church Square to Union Buildings on the 07th November 2017 to hand over the Memorandum to the Presidency.

We further wish the Grade 12 learners well with their final examination together with other grades and to continue flying the Flag of Vuwani and make the Province and the District proud despite being failed by these spheres of Government.

We call upon the members of the communities to continue giving support to these learners through ensuring that learners study groups are safe and secure, and members of the communities must refrain from playing loud music during this time of examinations.