Limpopo police spokesman Lt.Col Moatshe Ngoepe has confirmed the incident. He said police were tracing the suspects who are still at large. “The Police Task Team in Vuwani outside Thohoyandou have launched a massive manhunt for the suspects who burnt some portion of the school properties in the early hours of this morning. The police have received information that Tshirunzanani Primary School is on fire and reacted swiftly and on arrival the, following were found burning “The books in the build-in cuboard that was in the administrative section of the school. The build-in cuboard in the classroom. The books that were in the other block of classrooms which was used as a storeroom and cements that were stored there.
School Materials Burnt in Vuwani
STATIONERY and other materials at Tshirunzanani Primary School in Vuwani, Limpopo, were set alight today, Thursday. However, the school buildings remain intact. This comes amidst continuing protest over Municipal Demarcation Board decision to include the area in the new Lim345 municipality.
The school building was not burned. “The motive and suspects are unknown and there is no arrest. Police investigations are still continuing. The situation in that area is relatively quite at this stage except this isolated incident,” Ngoepe said. Last year, over 25 schools were burnt down when Vuwani residents were protesting over the same Demarcation Board decision.
Pro-Makhado Task Team spokesperson Nsovo Ndhambhi said: “The shutdown has started peacefully. People are having a peaceful protest that is within the laws. We are allowed to protest. We will protest until the Municipal Demarcation Board has reversed their decision,” Ndhambhi said.