Maphata residents embark on a protest

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Injuries have been reported at this stage after some of the protesters were allegedly shot by police last night. Photo supplied. 

By Angie Nkuna
news.giyaniview@mailbox.co.za

GIYANI- On Tuesday morning Maphata residents allegedly join other Dzumeri villagers who went on rampage on Monday evening.

Residents of Guwela, Kheyi, Mbhendle Ka- Dzumeri outside Giyani town closed the gravel road from Mageva village which connects to Phalaborwa road.

Residents blocked the gravel road with burning tyres, rubbles and tree branches demanding a tar road.

The strike thus far has left learners stranded. Pfukani Shilowe told Giyani View on Tuesday that he has been waiting for his school transport since 6am in the morning.

Injuries have been reported at this stage after some of the protesters were allegedly shot by police last night.

Limpopo police spokesperson, LT. Colonel Moatshe’ Ngoepe says the incident hasn’t been reported, but they can still report the incident at Giyani Police Station and it will be investigated.

Meanwhile, the Saps Provincial Commissioner LT. General Nneke has called upon all members of the community in Limpopo to keep calm and to raise their concerns peacefully without any form of disruptions and violence.

“Barricading roads during protest actions is a serious offence because and those who continue to engage themselves in this type of actions, are going to be dealt with harshly and without compromise”, concluded General Ledwaba.

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