Some residents of Alexandra north of Johannesburg have boycotted the polls due to what they say is government’s failure to deliver basic services such as water and sanitation to their area.
Security is tight around Vuwani township and surrounding areas in Limpopo after a call by the Pro Makhado Task Team for a total shutdown of services on Tuesday.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Office of the Public Protector will on Friday morning visit Alexandra township north of Johannesburg following last month’s protests.
The Alexandra Shutdown Committee says they are looking forward to Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s visit to the township on Monday.
African National Congress (ANC) president, Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Alexandra Township, North of Johannesburg where he is expected to address residents who have been protesting over housing, crime and waste management among other.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is currently investigating human rights violations in Alexandra.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura, has voiced concern over the mushrooming of illegal structures in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg and has urged law enforcement agencies to deal with the issue.
Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, claims his DA-led administration is being sabotaged.
Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, says he has received a memorandum from the committee which organised the recent total shutdown protest in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.
The situation is tense in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, as residents march towards Sandton. Police are monitoring the situation closely.