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Learning at a standstill in Vuwani after another violent night

There's an uneasy calm in Vuwani this morning after yet another night of protests.

The Vhudzani secondary school is one the 17 schools which have been touched by the Vuwani community. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

VUWANI - There's an uneasy calm in Vuwani this morning after yet another night of protests and clashes with Limpopo police that led to at least four more schools being torched.

Learning has been brought to a complete standstill following the attack on 17 schools in the Vuwani and Levubu areas this week.

About 100,000 learners have been affected by the demonstrations, which were sparked by Vuwani's inclusion in the Malamulele Municipality.

Evidence of running battles between police and residents is visible in the town and along the road to the different villages.

The main roads are still littered with rocks, burnt-out tyres and tree branches.

The police have also maintained a strong presence and are maintaining patrols.

LISTEN: An update on the situation in Vuwani.

But this morning some learners could be seen walking to their school outside of the town.

The 17 schools affected are based in three villages.

A provincial task team set up to quell the protest will meet the community leaders in Thohoyandou later this morning.

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