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Vuwani's traditional leaders take land demarcation dispute to ConCourt

Schooling in the Limpopo township reopened 10 days ago after violent protests forced a total shutdown.

Most schools in Vuwani saw just a handful of pupils show up after a two-week shutdown. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Eight traditional leaders in Vuwani and surrounding areas have filed an urgent application in the Constitutional Court over a land demarcation dispute.

Schooling in the Limpopo township reopened 10 days ago after violent protests forced a total shut down in the area.

More than 20 schools were burnt or vandalised earlier this month.

Traditional leaders have taken the land dispute to the country's highest court this week as they fight against being incorporated into the Malamulele District.

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Chief Jeffrey Ramovha says they hope the Constitutional Court will reverse a High Court ruling and allow them to continue operating separately.

"The matter is urgent because of the elections so we decided to go to the Constitutional Court and that was done on Monday."

He says the community is suffering.

"The team is again on Saturday meeting the affected people to ensure that we deal with the lifting of the shutdown; also kids going back to school (sic)."

Education officials have raised concerns about the time lost in class during the protest action, saying pupils may have to repeat the current school year.

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