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Joburg south townships mobilise for massive protest on Friday

11 May 2017 12:43 PM

Residents in Ennerdale, Eldorado Park, Finetown are protesting against housing backlog saying they have been ignored for too long.

Protests over lack of housing continues in the south of Johannesburg despite government's promise to residents that the plan will provided within two weeks.

The protests started in Eldorado Park on Monday and quickly spread to other neighboring areas, Ennerdale, Klipspruit, Finetown and Orange Farm.

According to EWN reporter, Mia Lindeque, Ennerdale residents say they do not want to speak to any government official.

The schooling has also been suspended for the past three days in Ennerdale and Eldorado Park.

EWN reports seeing a notice circulating in these communities inviting residents to join a massive protest on Friday.

Yesterday Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said these protests are led by drug kingpins and peddler.

Municipal IQ economist, Karen Heese, says though protests may provide an opportunity for criminal activity, they are are not planned by criminals.

Listen to EWN's Mia Lindeque below for more reporting and analysis...


11 May 2017 12:43 PM