Marching Alexandra township residents have arrived at the City of Johannesburg Region 6 Municipal Offices in Sandton.
Undeterred by the morning rain, the protesting residents -- under the #AlexTotalShutdown movement -- arrived at the offices on Daisy and Grayston Drive just before midday.
The residents have taken to the streets, accusing the City of Johannesburg of failing to stop the mushrooming of illegal structures in the township. Residents say they are tired of lawlessness, poor service delivery and the deteriorating state of the township.
From last week, the residents have been barricading most of the entrances to the township with burning tyres and rocks.
Today's march in Sandton is monitored by law enforcement agencies - who have confirmed that the situation is still calm and incident free.
The City has called on residents to not to allow legitimate matters to be used as an opportunity for criminality.
Read the original article on SAnews.gov.za.
Alex Shutdown - DA, ANC in Blame-Game As Protest Set to Spread to Sandton
AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.
Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.
AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 600 news and information items daily from over 150 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Abuja, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.