Schooling in Vuwani resumes on Monday after weeks of protests by residents, which saw more than 20 schools being torched.
702's Stephen Grootes (standing-in for John Robbie) spoke to Limpopo Department of Education MEC, Ishmael Kgetjepe, regarding the matter.
Listen to the interview below:
We have been engaged with communities to ensure that schooling returns to Vuwani.— Ishamel Kgetjepe, Limpopo Education MEC
In terms of the meeting we've had with all stakeholders and we have agreed that schooling must resume today.— Ishmael Kgetjepe, Limpopo Education MEC
The protests were sparked after a decision by the Demarcation Board to merge Malamulele and Vuwani into one municipality.
They support that it doesn't matter how legitimate the issues are but the torching of schools and stopping education in the area must come to an end.— Ishamel Kgetjepe, Limpopo Education MEC
We are trying to strike balance between providing security and ensuring that education continues normally.— Ishamel Kgetjepe, Limpopo Education MEC