Limpopo inmates roped in to clean up Vuwani schools

The correctional services department lent a hand in the clean-up operations.

A Correctional Service official walking through a school yard during a clean up operation in Vuwani. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Inmates have been roped in to help in the cleaning up of schools in the protest ravaged Vuwani.

Mobile classrooms were earlier being delivered to the area.

The opening of schools in the Limpopo community has seen some improvement after a dismal turnout yesterday.

Over 20 schools were either burnt or vandalised in Vuwani and surrounding areas during violent protests this month.

Eyewitness News visited one of the local schools which has just had four mobile classrooms delivered.

Basic Education Department's Elijah Mhlanga says, "We hope that they will go some distance to ensuring that there is some accommodation tomorrow."

Local principle Angeline Mudau says she's encouraged by the better turnout at her school today.

"Learners seem to be coming, but it seems to be happening slowly. But I think by Thursday, we should be fine."

The education department says it's expecting a total of 74 mobile classrooms to arrive in Vuwani.