Vuwani ready to vote, says security cluster

Hundreds of police have been deployed to the volatile town of Vuwani in Limpopo which is has been marked as a hotspot in this year's municipal elections.

VUWAMI – Some 40,000 registered voters are set to cast their ballots in hot spot Vuwani on Wednesday.

But some residents in the volatile town in Limpopo have vowed to boycott the 2016 municipal election in protest against a Municipal Dermarcation Board decision to relocate their area from the Makhado Municipality to Malamulele.

Community members have organised a soccer tournament on Wednesday that will see different leagues of adults, children and the elderly play against each other in the village of Vyeboom, west of the township.

The security cluster is confident that voting will go smoothly after 1,000 security personnel were deployed to the troubled town ahead of Wednesday's vote.

The SAPS has also arrested some people including three community leaders in connection with the troubles in Vuwani.

On Wednesday morning police could be seen on every corner of the major road that passes through the town.

Unlike during violent protests that rocked Vuwani during and after the voter registration weekends, roads have not been blockaded with large rocks, trees and burning tyres.

 

 

 

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