Johannesburg - "President Cyril Ramaphosa was expecting me to drop everything and come to Alexandra, while he never went to Marikana," Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba told reporters at a media briefing on Monday after he failed to address Alexandra residents.
"If the president knows how to act fast, he could have acted in Marikana, where people were murdered and they were calling him to listen to them but he never go there, he has the guts to tell me to leave everything and go to Alexandra," said an angry Mashaba, adding that it was personal.
Last week President Cyril Ramaphosa and Gauteng premier David Makhura visited the township to address the protesting residents.
Ramaphosa asked a team of ministers to engage with community leaders and report back to him. He also told the Joburg metro to clean up the township.
On Monday evening Mashaba was heckled and booed off the stage by a disgruntled crowd as the meeting meant to address the service delivery problems in the township faltered.