Alex Total Shutdown movement threatens Sandton

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    The residents of Alexandra have started blocking roads in some parts of the township as they gear up for their planned protest.

    Community members have organised another so-called Total Shutdown against the mushrooming of illegal structures after the City of Johannesburg’s decision to rebuild the demolished 80 structures near the Jukskei River.

    They said they’ve been left with no choice but to take to the streets since their demands have been ignored by the government.

    Motorists in some parts of Alexandra were battling to make their way to their various destinations on Wednesday morning as some roads have already been blocked with burning tyres and rocks.

    This was ahead of a planned march to Sandton.

    The protest was the third of its kind since March.

    At the same time, a large contingent of SAPS officers has been deployed to parts of Alexandra.

    Leaders of the Total Shutdown movement have vowed to bring the township to a complete standstill.