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Business, schooling resume in Vuwani following shutdown

Much of the Limpopo town was shut down on Monday as some residents marched on the Vhembe District Municipality, where they handed over a memorandum of grievances relating to service delivery.

FILE: Vuwani residents make their way into town and to the municipal offices on 6 February 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Protestors have lifted a shutdown of Vuwani on Tuesday morning.

Schools and businesses have reopened in the Limpopo town.

Much of the Limpopo town was shut down on Monday as some residents marched on the Vhembe District Municipality, where they handed over a memorandum of grievances relating to service delivery.

In May, President Jacob Zuma promised proper services would be rolled out but this apparently hasn't been the case.

Community leader Nsovo Sambo explains: “They were given seven days to implement the decision taken by the president. The community is about to shut down.”

Last year, dozens of schools were torched and vandalised in protests.

Last month, State Security Minister David Mahlobo revealed that government intelligence already knew about the protests in Vuwani before the burning of the schools.

WATCH: Mahlobo: We knew Vuwani would happen

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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