Violent protests in Vuwani continue with 25 schools burned

About 25 schools have been burned during ongoing violent protests by Vuwani residents in Venda.

The protests are related to the Demarcations Board decision incorporating the village with surrounding Thohoyandou.

702's John Robbie spoke to Professor Rachidi Molapo from the University of Venda, to divulge more information regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

The two areas come from the former homelands of Venda and Gazankulu, but with the political dispensation of 1994, there was an issue of re-considering the rural municipalities.

Prof Rachidi Molapo, University of Venda

Within the District of Vhembe, the former Gazankulu that was incorporated into the former Venda homeland and Thulamela local municipality.

Prof Rachidi Molapo, University of Venda

There's been a series of lack of service delivery from the Malamulele side. Roads, water and basic services haven't been delivered to the residents until the Malamulele people said they need to be considered as a new municipality.

Prof Rachidi Molapo, University of Venda

The ongoing violent protests in Vuwani has resulted in destruction and burning of 25 schools in the area.

The demarcations boards conceded to their demands to be incorporated into a bigger municipality, which is Vuwani.

Prof Rachidi Molapo, University of Venda

Vuwani residents are saying that they didn't request a new municipality and are being incorporated against their will.

Prof Rachidi Molapo, University of Venda
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