President Zuma to report back to Vuwani residents

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma accompanied by a team of Ministers are currently meeting with the community of Vuwani in the Limpopo Province.
 
The President will address the public on the decisions that were taken during a meeting convened on 2 May 2017, at the request of His Majesty King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana of Vha-Venda to discuss the situation at Vuwani.
 
The leaders raised concerns about the deteriorating situation in Vuwani and emphasised that urgent steps needed to be taken to normalise the situation.

The tense situation in Vuwani continues following a decision by the community to shut down services in the area after a dispute over municipal boundaries.

The shutdown had been organised by the pro-Makhado demarcation task team‚ a community body that is opposed to the inclusion of their areas into the new municipality known as Collins Chabane Local Municipality.

According to the community, the shutdown of all services‚ including transport and government services‚ will continue until the grievances of the people of Vuwani has been attended to.

King Ramabulana was accompanied by traditional leaders from the area and President Zuma was accompanied by members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Vuwani and provincial leadership led by Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha.

“The leaders raised concern about the deteriorating situation in Vuwani and emphasised that urgent steps needed to be taken to normalise the situation.

“The President and the King appealed to parents to enable learners to return to school while the challenges raised by the community are being addressed,” said the Presidency.

The Ministers accompanying the President today includes Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen, State Security Minister David Mahlobo and Member of Parliament Thoko Didiza. – SAnews.gov.za

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