Alex residents threaten to shut down Sandton after Mashaba a no-show at meeting

Alexandra residents have threatened to take their protest to Sandton after Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba was a no-show at a community meeting on Friday.

On Wednesday, demonstrators started taking to the streets to protest against poor service delivery and the erection of illegal structures.

READ: I think money is being spent in Sandton to make the nice look nicer- Caller

Despite calls to be addressed by Mashaba, the mayor has now confirmed he will only visit the area on 15 April.

At Friday's meeting residents expressed their frustrations, accusing the mayor of undermining them and threatening to move on Sandton.

Eyewitness News (EWN) reporter Edwin Ntshidi was there.

The phrase that was continually used in that meeting was that Mashaba is 'undermining us'.

Edwin Ntshidi, Reporter - EWN

It was resolved that they will take their frustrations to Sandton. They are saying it will be a total shutdown, nobody will be allowed to drive , the M2 and Malboro drive will be closed as well as the two Gautrain stations in the region.

Edwin Ntshidi, Reporter - EWN

They are saying if he does not turn up on Monday, Sandton will be a no-walk area.

Edwin Ntshidi, Reporter - EWN

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