Govt 'feeling positive' ahead of schools' reopening in Vuwani on Monday

Government says it has been engaging with locals including traditional leaders to try and find solutions.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Government says it's positive that it's done enough work on the ground in Vuwani to restore peace and stability in the area ahead of the reopening of schools on Monday.

An inter-ministerial task team, led by Cooperative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen, has been engaging with community members in the Limpopo town in an effort to ensure the Vhembe district and surrounding areas return to normality.

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The provincial government declared Vuwani a disaster area this week following violent protests, which resulted in over 20 schools being burnt to the ground.

Government says it has been engaging with locals including traditional leaders for better part of this week to try and find solutions to the challenges facing the people of Vuwani and surrounding areas.

Cooperative governance spokesperson Legadima Leso.

"I can report that ministers have since been on the ground, even today, they have been on the ground engaging various stakeholders."

Leso says the community has responded positively to working to restore peace in the area.

"They are positive that the schools will reopen on Monday and learners can go back to school."

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has held an education dialogue with of the education sector today in an effort to ensure that pupils in Vuwani are back in school on Monday.