Gone are the days when dangerous wild animals from the Kruger National Park (KNP) roamed freely on the streets of Muyexe village, outside Giyani in Limpopo reports Nthambeleni Gabara of Bua News.
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform handed over a modern state-of-the-art 17km R9 million buffer zone fence to the community in July this year. Over the years, the community has been in constant conflict with wild animals breaking the KNP fence, killing livestock and damaging crops in community fields.
People were losing cattle every week to the damage causing animals escaping from the KNP, consequently depriving the community of their only source of livelihood. The fence is in direct response to the community’s outcry to save their livestock from damage causing animals.
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