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By unknown | Feb 22, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi

The people of Moutse, in Limpopo, are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Many of them support the call by the SACP that they be reincorporated into Mpumalanga, but they don't want violence.

Teachers are twiddling their thumbs in empty schools because pupils are staying away to show solidarity with the SACP's cause. Teachers have been threatened that if they allow their pupils to return to school their cars will be burnt - and so will their schools.

Education MEC Aaron Motsoaledi called for schooling to resume on Monday, but his call fell on deaf ears.

Local people are furious about the rezoning because they say they do not get the benefits in Limpopo that they did in Mpumalanga.

Members of the local SACP have promised that if the government doesn't backtrack they will cause havoc.

Seun Mogotji, an SACP organiser, said: "This is not just about pupils or teachers, it is about Moutse not wanting to be incorporated into Limpopo."


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