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Tsonga royal leaders, chiefs meet over ongoing violence in Vuwani

At least 24 schools have been destroyed in violent protests and 23 people have been arrested.

One of the more than 20 schools affected by demarcation protests in Vuwani, Limpopo. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Tsonga royal leaders are currently meeting with local chiefs and an inter-ministerial task team in Vuwani, to discuss the ongoing violence in the area.

At least 24 schools have been destroyed in the protests, with 23 people expected to appear in court tomorrow in connection to the violence.

Tsonga royal leaders earlier expressed concerns over the Venda king's support to demands being made by residents to remain in the Makhado Municipality.

They say this view has the potential of fuelling ongoing protests in Vuwani.

WATCH: Vhavenda King backs his people but calls for an end to violence

Chairperson of the Vatsonga-Machangani royal leaders Hosi Nwamitwa says they've requested a meeting with the king and are still waiting to hear from him.

"We're worried that this thing is going on and we're worried that he sees things the other way around and him saying, 'I am supporting my people', to us is trying to ignite the whole thing to continue."

WATCH: Vuwani community resolute in violent protests

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