Vuwani residents hope for normality to be restored
AMID ongoing protests by a group of residents in Vuwani, Limpopo, most residents have been going about their daily routine hoping for normality to be restored.
Some have expressed their exasperation at the situation, saying they just want things to return to the way they were so their children can go back to school.
“I am not pleased that the situation is like this. We want our children to return to school as they have already missed out on a lot of schooling,” a resident said.
Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula has vowed to intensify action against those fuelling violence in the area.
He said the government would no longer be lenient with people who were “hell bent on creating anarchy”.
Pupils have been caught in the fray amid the unrest. About 27 600 pupils in 76 schools have had to miss school since renewed protests broke out on Monday.
A Grade 11 pupil said he was unhappy that he was missing class because of something that had nothing to do with him. He said he wished the shutdown would end. For about three days, his wish will be granted as the shutdown has been suspended from today until Sunday.