Situation "relatively quiet" in Vuwani

Situation "relatively quiet" in Vuwani

Police say the situation in the troubled area of Vuwani in Limpopo was relatively quiet on Thursday morning.

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Police spokesperson Moatse Ngoepe says they are keeping a close eye on the situation, after residents earlier went on the rampage, setting alight buildings, tyres and vehicles.


"We are still maintaining our presence here and we call on members of the community to report any criminal activity.

"Our members will be in place - with members deployed according to the situation," Ngoepe says. 


The area has been at the centre of a demarcation battle ever since it was incorporated to the Malamulele Municipality. Unhappy residents want the demarcation board to revise the municipal borders.

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The shutdown is set to continue today with the Pro-Makhado protesters remaining dead-set against the move.


The issue has been dragging on for years with sporadic violent protests erupting in the Vuwani area.


Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula is expected to visit the area on Thursday in a bid to restore calm.

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