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 plight of Alexandra residents to have proper housing has been turned into a political battle field, with the Democratic Alliance (DA) and ANC playing the blame game of who is responsible for the collapsed housing project in the area.

It is not yet clear if Mayor Herman Mashaba will also visit the township as he said he will be happy to address residents if the ANC owns up to its role in the matter when it was in power.


On Monday residents of Alexandra marched to the regional offices of the City of Johannesburg in Sandton to raise their grievances.

However, they were disappointed after Johannesburg mayor whom they’ve been asking to meet with them failed to receive their memorandum.

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