Traffic has been severely disrupted in Sandton, as a result of the march by disgruntled Alexandra residents.
The Alexandra Shutdown Committee says there will be a complete shutdown of the township on Wednesday. This follows Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s promise to rebuild illegal structures which were demolished in the township, north of Johannesburg.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng says it has evidence that the leaders of the Alex Total Shutdown movement are affiliated to the African National Congress (ANC).
The Alexandra Total Shutdown Movement has expressed disappointment over the City of Johannesburg’s decision to rebuild the 80 houses demolished in Alexandra.
The Alexandra Total Shutdown movement is planning to have a public meeting on Thursday to discuss the demolition of illegal structures in the township north of Johannesburg.
The Alexandra Shutdown movement will on Tuesday convene to plan for another shutdown of the area expected to take place sometime this week.
The Democratic Alliance Premier Candidate, Solly Msimanga, plans to lay criminal charges on Sunday for incitement of violence against the African National Congress at Alexandra Police Station, north of Johannesburg.
Residents of Alexandra north of Johannesburg have threatened to continue with their protest until Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba attends to their concerns.
Gauteng taxi owners say they are optimistic that Monday’s transport shutdown will put pressure on government to listen to their demands.
Taxi commuters in Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg, say the total taxi shutdown by Santaco on Monday morning, will have dire consequences for their jobs.