Johannesburg - Despite interventions from various government departments who have collaborated to find solutions to the daily challenges that Alexandra residents face, #AlexTotalShutdown said that officials do not have any idea of the bigger picture.
Speaking on Wednesday at the Braamfontein offices of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) after proceedings, Sandile Mavundla #AlexTotalShutdown leader said: “It is either most of the leaders have no idea what is going, they are downplaying it or they are trying to protect themselves."
Mavundla was making reference to Gauteng MEC of education Panyaza Lesufi’s submissions on the schooling system of learners in Alexandra.
“Although there have been eight days interrupted in total by the service delivery protests, there has always been a 97 percent attendance at our schools despite the socio-economic factors at play, we as the department pride ourselves on the conduct and results of the learners,” Lesufi said.
However Mavundla argued that the conduct of the learners was not as exceptional as the MEC painted it.