'Alex leadership must confirm their availability to engage with mayor Mashaba' - spokesperson

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday responded to a call by President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit Alexandra with a challenge of his own.
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday responded to a call by President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit Alexandra with a challenge of his own.
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Alexandra community members are in an uproar over what they call Herman Mashaba's lack of interest in their problems.

Community members say they were expecting the Joburg mayor to visit the area to address their concerns after they embarked on protests this week, leaving much of the area at a standstill as tyres were burnt and roads blocked.

On Thursday Mashaba responded to a call by President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit the area with a challenge of his own.

Mashaba's spokesperson Luyanda Mfeka said they were waiting on community members to say when they would be available to meet.

The DA and the ANC have been blaming each other for the lack of service delivery in Alex since the protests  broke out this week.


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