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The ANC has once again deprived Vuwani learners of their right to learn

The DA has written to Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, to request the full details of how she intends to ensure the learners in Vuwani are not denied their right to education due to the ANC’s failure to adequately address the concerns of the community. Learners have not attended school since Monday and matric learners…

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Mahlobo must be summoned to explain State Security’s inaction on Vuwani

The DA has written to the Basic Education Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Nomalungelo Gina, to summon State Security Minister, David Mahlobo, to explain how his department knew about the protests in Vuwani a year before they happened, but opted not to act on the intelligence to try and prevent the subsequent crisis. Children in Vuwani were…

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Of 20 torched Vuwani schools, why has only one been rebuilt?

Linked are pictures taken during the oversight visit of Vhudzani Secondary, Vhafamadi Secondary School, Tshirunzanani Primary, Mugoidwa Secondary and Mashau Primary. During my recent oversight visit to Vuwani to see what progress had been made in rebuilding the more than 20 schools burnt down during protests last year, I was shocked to see that only…

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Attacks on journalists at protests must end

The DA strongly condemns the recent acts of violence against journalists covering protests action across the country and calls on protestors to not resort to violent ends to voice their frustrations. Yesterday, journalists were forced to flee from the protests in Vuwani, after six vehicles, including two SABC vans, were damaged after protestors pelted stones…

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DA submits PAIA application for new Vuwani service delivery plan

The DA has filed a Promotion of Access to Information (PAIA) application at the Department of Cooperative Governance for all documents that informed the decision that Vuwani will in the interim receive basic services from Vhembe District Municipality, instead of the LIM 345 local municipality. We support all efforts to bring services to Vuwani, but…

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Vuwani situation shows that the ANC does not care about South Africans

The following speech was delivered by Kevin Mileham MP, DA Shadow Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs during the, Vuwani Debate of Urgent Public Importance called for by the DA.    Chairperson,   The Democratic Alliance condemns the violence and destruction of property that has occurred in these protests. We do, however, recognise the…

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Vuwani: ANC must suspend arrested councillor

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the arrest of an ANC councillor in the Vuwani area over the weekend. The councillor and four others were arrested and charged with public violence and destruction of property following the burning of dozens of schools during the recent violent service delivery protests. We call on the Makhado municipal council to…

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