Pro-Makhado demarcation team in Vuwani lambastes govt for empty promises

A group insisting that the Vuwani area remain separate from the new Limpopo municipality in the Vhembe district says government has not stuck to its word to resolve grievances over unresolved demarcation issues.

The Pro-Makhado Task Team has criticised government officials for failing to address their concerns as promised last year ahead of the local government elections.

Meanwhile, the revived shutdown in Vuwani has put schooling and other essential services on hold.

Read: Over 27 000 pupils blocked from attending school amid renewed Vuwani shutdown

The task team representative, Nsovo Sambo, says officials were unable to produce feasibility studies and other documents justifying why Vuwani should be incorporated into the new municipality.

He says local residents do not want to fall under the new municipality in the Vhembe District, which will include some of their areas and Malamulele.

Government made promises and commitments and signed agreements with senior traditional leaders saying that the issue would be resolved within months. That was last year before the municipal elections.

Nsovo Sambo, Spokesperson of Pro Makhado Task Team

After local government election last year, we were chasing the government - they were nowhere to be found. They got what they wanted; elections went smoothly.

Nsovo Sambo, Spokesperson of Pro Makhado Task Team

Sambo says the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) and government are not on the same page.

The MDB responded contrary to what the government has promised the people of Vuwani.

Nsovo Sambo, Spokesperson of Pro Makhado Task Team

Luvhani, a 702 caller originally from Vuwani, also called in to explain his perspective and opinion.

Take a listen:


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