Helicopters, nyalas deployed to troubled Vuwani

The ongoing protest over demarcation took a deadly turn on Tuesday night when two people were killed in a car accident.

FILE: Residents of Vuwani, escorted by police, make their way into town and to the municipal offices on 6 February 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

VUWANI - Limpopo police have sent reinforcements to the troubled town of Vuwani.

The ongoing protest over demarcation in the area took a deadly turn on Tuesday night when two people were killed in a car accident.

It’s understood the car they were in travelling in hit a pipe which was being used to barricaded the road.

Police have deployed helicopters and nyalas to Vuwani.

Roads which were earlier barricaded by protesters have been cleared.

The wreckage of Tuesday night’s fatal crash remained on the side of the main road.

The police's Moatshe Ngoepe says a forensic team will be heading to the scene for further investigation.

“We have deployed maximum personnel to this area and we continue to monitor it.”

Meanwhile, the family of the deceased arrived on the scene earlier to see the crash site for themselves.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)