Cosmo City protesters disperse
Residents of Cosmo City, north of Johannesburg, dispersed after a service delivery protest on Tuesday, Johannesburg metro police said.
“The group of about 1500 protesters dispersed after handing over a memorandum at the office of the MEC for local government and housing,” spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.
A convoy of minibus taxis transporting protesters arrived in the Johannesburg city centre on Tuesday morning to hand over the memorandum.
Residents of Cosmo City embarked on a service delivery protest on Tuesday morning.
“It is believed the residents are unhappy about RDP houses,” Minnaar said.
There was a heavy police presence and there were no reports of violence.
“RDP” refers to housing provided in terms of the government's reconstruction and development programme.
Cosmo City, a housing project undertaken by the city of Johannesburg and the Gauteng government, provides fully subsidised RDP houses, credit linked houses and fully bonded houses. - Sapa