Limpopo - Roads in Vuwani, Limpopo, remained closed on Tuesday and businesses were looted overnight as residents continued to protest against planned inclusion into a newly demarcated Malamulele Municipality.
Limpopo police spokesman Elijah Malatji said a total shutdown in the area saw schools and businesses closing down as the protests turned violent.
“Last night [Monday] several businesses were looted and some burnt down. These include two hardware stores, two bar lounges and a butchery,” Malatji said on Tuesday.
“A 29-year-old male was arrested overnight after he was found carrying stolen alcohol.”
He added that there was no public transport in or out of the area as roads were barricaded with tyres and rocks.