WE CAN’T take it anymore, says aggrieved community members of Alexandra, a stone throw-away from the bustling and economic hub Sandton.
This morning they shut exits point in the area citing lack of service delivery, decay of township and questioning what happened to millions that were budgeted for the Alexandra Renewal Project, amongst others.
School children and some workers had to be turned back home for their safety.
“I was born and bred in Alexandra. Today we are protesting to bring our Alexandra back. We are sick and tired of corruption that has been going on. Our land has been invaded by intruders. People coming from outside want to take what belongs to us. We are not fighting anyone.
We are just making a statement to be heard but the police are shooting at us, that is not acceptable,” said one of the resident who wished not to be named, according to Sowetanlive.
Nina Mogoeng from 2nd Avenue says the issue of RDP is a burning one as foreign nationals occupy houses allocated to them. She angrily asked how is that possible?
“Corruption, crime and drugs are our daily bread and this will get to the boiling point if unattended,” cited livid taxi owner, who did not want to be named.
Next to the Marlboro Gautrain station, police used rubber bullets to disperse the crowd which blockaded roads.
Metro Police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said at the time of publishing, they’re monitoring the situation although tense.
Image (Alexandra residents up in arms due to poor service delivery, crime and allocation of RDP houses to foreigners, amongst others.)