Vuwani situation still volatile ahead of voter registration

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Des van Rooyen says government is worried about the volatile situation in Vuwani outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo.

Van Rooyen will meet with traditional leaders and representatives of community structures in the area on Friday.

Residents who are against the inclusion of their area in the newly-proposed municipality have declared Vuwani and its surroundings a no go area for IEC officials during the voters’ registration exercise.

Van Rooyen says the protesters must not violate the rights of those who want to register.

“We are very worried as the cabinet we will wish that sanity should prevail and our people be accorded an opportunity to go and
register, two wrongs cannot make things right.”

“As much as we do not want to get to the merit of the case there are two days that have been set aside to entertain the matter, we are equally concern that two wrongs cannot make this area to be developed.”
The IEC will hold the final Voters registration weekend on 9 and 10 April.