Another school torched in Vuwani

Four classrooms at the Mogoidwa Secondary School were torched ahead of the reopening of schools this morning.

FILE: A torched classroom at Tshinavhe Secondary School in Vuwani was set alight earlier this year. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Basic Education Department says it's extremely disappointed that another school has been set alight in Vuwani, Limpopo ahead of the reopening of schools this morning.

Learning in the area was halted three months ago after a demarcation protest that saw more than 20 schools being torched or vandalised by protesting locals.

Last week residents in Vuwani boycotted the local government elections as part of their campaign against the area's incorporation into the Malamulele council.

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The education department's spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says last night's arson attack is a set-back to the already slow return of pupils to classrooms in the town.

"This is serious damage because to build one classroom costs a lot of money and here we are talking about four classrooms that are completely damaged with everything inside gone."

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