We will boycott voter registration – Limpopo protesters

05 March 2016 - 10:42 By Agency Staff
Malamulele residents during an ANC election rally at Malamulele Stadium on April 16, 2014 in Malamulele, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma was booed while addressing the community about their call for their own municipality, separate from Thulamela municipality.
Malamulele residents during an ANC election rally at Malamulele Stadium on April 16, 2014 in Malamulele, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma was booed while addressing the community about their call for their own municipality, separate from Thulamela municipality.
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A group protested on Friday by blockading roads and pelting police vehicles with rocks.

They were angry about the decision to create a new municipality in the area, which will include Makhado (under which Vuwani falls) and Malamulele.

Community leader Thomas Ndou said residents would boycott the registration process until government reversed the decision to include them under the new municipality.

“No government plan should be active while we are still fighting our court battle against the plan to be under a new municipality,” said Ndou.

Police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters who had blockaded the road between Elim and Malamulele.

Source: News24