Limpopo MEC for Co-operative Governance, Jerry Ndou says the provincial government will meet with his national counterpart Dr Zweli Mkhize to find a solution to the Vuwani demarcation stalemate.
Ndou has met with the Pro-Makhado task team in Vuwani outside Thohoyandou. This represents various community structures that rejected the Municipal Demarcation Board’s decision to incorporate some parts of Vuwani into the new Collins Chabane municipality.
They’re threatening to start fresh protests on Monday. More than 30 schools were burnt in protests over the Vuwani issue two years ago.
Ndou says it must now be put to rest.
“The law must be followed to the letter. But on the other hand if there are challenges either by the application of the law or omission we must engage and ensure that we find a lasting solution. The issue of Vuwani started a long time ago, it’s time that government and people of Vuwani and other stakeholders find a lasting solution,” says Ndou.
The Pro-Makhado task team says it welcomes a move by the provincial government to start engagements with the Cooperative Governance minister on the two-year-old demarcation stalemate.
“In terms of the re-determination of boundaries the MEC has indicated he will meet the minister on the 14th of June and on Friday we will have feedback and know what is the next step because we have been appealing that we need a commitment,” says pro-Makhado spokesperson Nsovo Sambo.