Des Van Rooyen explains why Zuma left Vuwani and failed to meet community

President Jacob Zuma failed to address residents at Vuwani in Limpopo, after promising to disclose to them the outcome of a meeting over demarcation on Sunday.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Des Van Rooyen was also booed by residents, and prevented from speaking.

Van Rooyen says they had to leave the meeting because not enough residents attended the meeting, and the situation became volatile.

He says the residents meeting was attended by people who are opposing the demarcation. Van Rooyen explains that residents came from 8 wards out of 36 wards under the municipality.

Read: Vuwani residents accept agreement reached with government

We had very successful meeting with stakeholder representatives meeting in the morning... finally agreed that the request made by his Majesty that the District Municipality of Vhembe to be allowed to provide services to the newly established municipality.

Des Van Rooyen, Cogta Minister

They all undertook that today the shutdown will stop, learners will go to school and businesses will operate as expected.

Des Van Rooyen, Cogta Minister

On Sunday the Presidency said the agreement has been reached with stakeholders to end the demarcation crisis.

Residents have been demanding that their area be re-incorporated into the Makhado Municipality and not a new municipality in Malamulele.

Listen to the full interview with the Minister below...

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