Dzingidzingi and Bode villages refuse to cease hostilities! 

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A house of an accused person who is alleged to have raped an elderly woman on Sunday in the nearby bushes of Bode village was burnt down to ashes. Image/ Angie Nkuna.

By Angie Nkuna

Giyani- Dzingidzingi village residents took to Facebook to vow that they will continue to retaliate following the clash between the two communities, Dzingidzingi and Bode villages in the outskirts of Giyani town.

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According to our source the dispute between the two neighbouring villages broke out on Monday night, when a house of an accused person who is alleged to have raped an elderly woman on Sunday in the nearby bushes of Bode village was burnt down to ashes.

According to some of Dzingidzingi residents posts on Facebook, the clash between the two villages started back in 1995 when Bode residents used to attack those who were attending their high school in Bode village.

Meanwhile, in 2017 the two villages had a serious dispute over a water supply pipe which supplies water to the two villages. Dzingidzingi residents had claimed that Bode residents cut and joined the pipe illegally, which reduced the water pressure in Dzingidzingi village.

Giyani View’s investigation, then on the matter, discovered that the water supply pipe which connects the two village runs from Nsami dam situated at Makoxa village just outside Giyani town.

According to our source from the Greater Giyani Municipality, the Dzingidzingi residents were playing victims out of nothing, since the water supply pipe passes through their village before it gets to Bode village.

Councillor, Fumani Mkoveni wasn’t immediately reached for a comment on the ongoing clash between the two villages that falls under his jurisdiction.

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