Limpopo police on high alert with threats of a shutdown in Vuwani

Limpopo police say they will remain on high alert to avoid a repeat of violence in Vuwani.

At the weekend, residents threatened to shut down the area from Monday morning.

The pro-Makhado task team is accusing the government of not providing services in the area, after President Jacob Zuma promised in May this year that proper services would be rolled out.

Over 30 schools were either torched or vandalised during protests last year.

The police's Motlafela Mojapelo says they have issued a warning instructing residents to protest peacefully.

As the police, we will not hesitate to take action against anyone who commits a crime.

Motlafela Mojapelo, SAPS Limpopo Brigadier 

Our pro-activeness on the ground will ensure that we don't witness a repeat of what happened previously where a number of government buildings and schools were torched.

Motlafela Mojapelo, SAPS Limpopo Brigadier 

He says while services have been adversely affected and schooling disrupted, the situation is calm.

Since this morning people have been having some illegal meetings and so on but the situation is calm.

Motlafela Mojapelo, SAPS Limpopo Brigadier 

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Vuwani, Coligny and Eldos violence linked to unmet promises, unresolved traumas

Vuwani, Coligny and Eldos violence linked to unmet promises, unresolved traumas

Stephen Grootes speaks to Centre for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation's Nomfundo Mogapi about the roots of violent protests.

Vuwani residents were looking forward to meeting President Zuma - economist

Vuwani residents were looking forward to meeting President Zuma - economist

Karen Heese at Municipal IQ says Vuwani community is not protesting poor service delivery, but rather the municipal boundaries.

Zuma may have been running from booing in Vuwani, says Munusamy

Zuma may have been running from booing in Vuwani, says Munusamy

Daily Maverick's Ranjeni Munusamy says President Jacob Zuma was meant to mediate the demarcation dispute and not run away.

Vuwani residents accept agreement reached with government

Vuwani residents accept agreement reached with government

An agreement has been reached over the Vuwani demarcation crisis which has seen more than 20 schools torched and vandalised.

Vuwani residents frustrated with Zuma, accept resolution

Vuwani residents frustrated with Zuma, accept resolution

Residents waited hours for the president to arrive at Nandoni Sports Ground on Sunday to announce a new demarcation decision.

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

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

Zuma left the meeting with residents at Vuwani in Limpopo before disclosing to them the outcome of a meeting over demarcation.

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

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

The Pro-Makhado demarcation team has criticised government officials for failing to address their grievances as promised.

Popular articles
Opinion:  Bishop Lekganyane is right

Opinion: Bishop Lekganyane is right

Stephen Grootes weighs in on comments made by the Zion Christian Church Bishop at the weekend.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?