Giyani municipality to respond Nkomo- A protesters in 2 days

Nkomo- A gravel road blocked with tree branches, and stones.  Photo supplied/ Mike Maringa (SABC). 

By Angie Nkuna

GIYANI- Hundreds of disgruntled residents of Nkomo- A village outside Giyani on Monday morning went on rampage closing the gravel road from R259 at Shamiriri crossing.

The movement of vehicles on R259 route between Bambeni and Xamfana village at Shamiriri crossing wasn’t disturbed as planned.

Reports on Tuesday indicated that the R259 route will be closed.
Meanwhile, last week Dzumeri residents went on rampage shutting down the movement of vehicles between Mageva and Makhuva village gravel road.


Residents are protesting that the Greater Giyani Municipality (GGM) should construct a tar road from Mageva to Makhuva, and also a tar road from Maphata village crossing right into a village which is about 3 kilometres gravel road.

The R529 route connects Giyani and Tzaneen. The route is one of the best route to utilize between Giyani and Tzaneen and it has a lot of travelers daily.

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 and those who continue to engage themselves in this type of actions, are going to be dealt with harshly and without compromise”, said General Ledwaba.

GGM spokesperson, Steven Mavunda says Nkomo- A residents will be answered in two days, Thursday.