Limpopo police are monitoring Vuwani on Wednesday morning, following the deaths of two people in a car crash linked to ongoing protests in the area.
According to authorities the car crashed into a pipe which had been used to barricade a road in the troubled town on Tuesday evening.
A third person sustained serious injuries.
Protests have flared up again in the Vhembe District town after the Municipal Demarcation Board rejected the community's demand to incorporate the area back into its previous municipality; Makhado.
The town has been moved by the Demarcation Board into the new municipality, LIM 345. Residents have demanded this change be refuted immediately, rather than discussed further.
“The shutdown will continue” said Pro-Makhado group spokesperson, Nsovo Sambo. He added that there would be no further discussion with government to avoid any “wastes of time”.
The protests, which have been animated since the start, culminated when two people were killed in a car accident as an indirect result.
The police's Moatshe Ngoepe said officers found two men who were trapped in the vehicle and had already died.
He said there were no protesters in sight.
“It was not caused by protesters in a real sense. They were not burned by protesters.”
Authorities are investigating a case of culpable homicide.
Limpopo government spokesperson Phuti Seloba said he is concerned about the low attendance at schools.
The Basic Education Department has urged protesters to allow children to go to school.
Seloba has called on police to increase visibility in the area.
“Some roads are barricaded but we’re continuing to assist the police to protect those who go on with their normal lives.”
On Tuesday, nearly 30,000 pupils missed school due to alleged intimidation by protesters. The protesters also torched at least 4 vehicles, including an SABC van.
Protests are expected to continue in the area.