Limpopo police say nine schools were set alight in Vuwani and Levubu last night, allegedly by angry protesters, bringing the total number of schools torched this week to 13.
On Monday, four schools were also vandalised after being informed that a high court dismissed their application to exclude their area from a new municipality.
This was a stern warning from a Vuwani resident who pre-empted the burning of yet another school on Saturday morning.
Despite the increased police presence police confirmed on Saturday that another school was set alight in Vuwani.
Police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said a school which had been previously vandalised by protesters was torched on Saturday morning, putting the number of schools set alight at 20.
There are 20 burnt school and four damaged school, he said.