Johannesburg - One of the organisers of the #AlexShutDown protest has dismissed claims that their planned march to Sandton was just a ploy to disrupt upcoming elections to be held on May 8.
Sandile Mavundla said the issues they had raised affected residents, adding that he does not identify with any political party nor were they trying to cause chaos before elections.
“Those are just fabricated claims by some of our senior leaders. The issues we are raising affect residents as a whole and all political parties are affected by this,” he said
Alexandra residents braved the cold and made their way to Sandton on Monday to hand over a memorandum of grievances at the City of Joburg's regional office. This comes after a week of protests over overcrowding, lack of basic services and housing in the township.
“We submitted our memorandum to the City in February and no one from the City had engaged with us on the issues addressed in the memorandum,” Mavundla said.