Vuwani residents vow to disrupt all services during protest

Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo says they’re monitoring the area.

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

JOHANNESBURG – Residents say all services will be disrupted in Vuwani on Monday morning as they protest over poor service delivery.

The pro-Makhado task team says that nothing has changed since President Jacob Zuma’s visit to the area in May.

Over 30 schools were either torched or vandalised during demarcation protests last year.

Community leader Alex Ramashau says: “The government is failing to render what the president of the Republic of South Africa pronounced on 7 May, but we get the services from them as pronounced by the president of South Africa, so they are failing to keep up their promises.”

Limpopo police are on high alert amid the announcement by Vuwani residents to shut down the area.

Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo says they’re monitoring the area.

“We’re aware of the decision taken by residents and we’re ready for any eventuality. We want to talk to the community and ask that they not resort to violence. As much as they have a right to protest, they should not resort to violence or damage any property.”