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Pro-Makhado task team member arrested

A member of Pro-Makhado Task Team, a community body opposed to the inclusion of Vuwani in a new municipality in the Vhembe district of Limpopo, has been arrested.

Police spokesperson Ronel Otto says the suspect will face charges of inciting

This brings to 35 the number of people arrested.  More than 20 schools were burnt and vandalised during protests against demarcation.

The other suspects include Makhado municipal councillor Gideon Tshavhuyo and a secretary of the task team Frank Muthathe.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Thohoyandou magistrate’s court on Wednesday.

 

Meanwhile grade 12 learners have pleaded with education authorities to allow them to write their mid-year exams.

The Basic Education department has warned that pupils will have to repeat their grades if the situation does not normalise.

Matrics attending a private camp at nearby Lwamondo say they face a bleak future.

“That is very painful to us because we do not want to repeat we want to write our matric and it is very painful because there is nothing we can about the situation.”

“We hope the department can make a plan so that we can write our exams, because this crisis is affecting us.”

 

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