Polokwane - Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday called upon the residents of Vuwani in Limpopo to go out in their numbers and vote, saying that the government was committed to the undertakings it made.
On Tuesday, Vuwani residents met and decided not to partake in the much-anticipated 8 May general election as they continue with their demand that their area be reincorporated under Makhado Local Municipality by the Municipal Demarcation Board.
In a statement Mkhize said that it was regrettable that there were those calling for people to boycott the elections in Vuwani following a number of engagements that government had with all the stakeholders, traditional leaders and the Pro-Makhado task team.
"We advise communities in Vuwani to exercise their right to vote and we are happy with reports that many people are voting in Vuwani. Government remains committed to the agreement reached in January this year," Mkhize said.
"Government committed to agreements such as that provincial departments will assist to provide services like water and sanitation, licensing and that traditional leaders and Vhembe Municipality will provide stamps for proof of residence documents needed by the community."