Vuwani protests: Two dead

Date: 19 April 2017 By: Isabel Venter

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Renewed violence in Vuwani has led to two people burning to death.

According to police information the two people, who have not been identified yet, passed away on Tuesday evening. From what could be established the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a pipe that was used to barricade one of the local roads near Vuwani.

A third person in the vehicle sustained serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

These fatalities come amidst a renewed shutdown in the protest-stricken area with community members demanding answers over unresolved demarcation issues.

The provincial police spokesperson, Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe, said on Wednesday that a case of culpable homicide had been open for further investigation.   

He also confirmed that, ever since renewed protests kicked off in Vuwani on Monday, six private vehicles have been damaged by people throwing stones from the bushes.



Isabel Venter

Isabel joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in 2009 as a reporter. She holds a BA Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of South Africa. Her beat is mainly crime and court reporting.



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