President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is better placed to resolved issues raised by protesting Alexandra residents.
Two days in a row, Alexandra residents went on the rampage protesting against the construction of illegal structures in their area.
Police have been called in to diffuse the situation.
President Ramaphosa says local government issues are the competency of the Joburg mayor.
These are the promises which @MYANC made to the people of Alex during the elections 2016. A promise which was never fulfilled despite our attempts now in government. (part 1) #AlexTotalShutdown pic.twitter.com/No8EwjjLNs
— Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba) April 3, 2019
Another day of drama in Alexandra
It’s been another day of drama in Alexandra township, north east of Johannesburg. For the second day running, protests have flared up, disrupting schooling and making it difficult for people to get to work.
Despite the Alex Shutdown organisers putting their protest on hold, residents nonetheless blockaded streets this morning.
Few taxis were operating in the area but schooling was affected. The community are frustrated over housing issues. They claim foreign nationals are being prioritised for RDP houses.
Some in Alexandra claim they’ve been on housing waiting lists for close to two decades. They insist they’re not xenophobic and merely want to be allocated homes.
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