UMKHONTO We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has revealed it was ready to deploy in Vuwani, Limpopo, to bring normality to the tension-filled area.
The area has been under shutdown for almost two months now, with close to 30 000 pupils in 76 schools being prevented to attend classes.
Speaking to African Times today, Tuesday April 25, the association secretary in Limpopo, Lulamile Jack, however, indicated that the deployment will focus on engagements with stakeholders in the area for school children to attend classes.
“Our main objective is to see to it that our children are able to go to school. They burn this schools because they are institutions of government. Why don’t they burn their RDP houses because they were also built by the same government?” Jack said.
Last year, almost 30 schools were torched or vandalised causing damage estimated at millions of rand.
Jack said the planned deployment will not interfere with the plan by the government’s security cluster which has promised an iron-fisted approach to return the situation to normality.
“We are on standby at the moment and we ready to implement any call by the ANC,” Jack said.
However, provincial ANC spokesperson Mabuse Mpe did not want to comment, saying MKMVA was an independent structure.