Alex residents oppose Mashaba's plan to rebuild demolished homes

Alex residents oppose Mashaba's plan to rebuild demolished homes

- Some Alexandra residents claim they are opposed to the planned rebuilding of the illegal structures that were destroyed last week

- This comes in response to Herman Mashaba's pledge to rebuild the structures

- Alexandra's Total Shutdown Movement says it is unfair that these illegal residents will receive housing before others

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Some Alexandra residents say they will fight against the rebuilding of the structures in the township that were demolished last week by the Red Ants.

This comes after Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba announced plans to restore the structures.

These residents said they were happy with the demolition, as they believe some of the residents in the illegal housing were jumping the queue in turns of receiving housing.

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The increase in the number of illegal structures in Alexandra in recent months has led to the establishment of the so-called Total Shutdown Movement, which has staged several protests in the township.

A spokesperson for the movement said it was unfair that the illegal residents were going to have houses built for them before other Alexandra residents who had not occupied property illegally, according to SABC News.

As a result, the movement says it is currently planning its next move in opposing the construction of these houses.

This follows Herman Mashaba's condemnation of the Red Ants' demolition. He said the Red Ants acted without the knowledge or approval of the city administration.

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Consequently, Mashaba has vowed to rebuild the demolished structures and also supply the area with electricity, has gathered.

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