Hundreds of disgruntled Soweto residents descended on Johannesburg’s CBD on Tuesday in preparation to march to Mayor Mpho Phalatse’s office.
Controversial figure Nhlanhla Lux is one of the leading residents one memorandum listing grievances they are seeking from the city.
Lux spoke to residents of Peter Ross Park on Empire Road before the march began, demanding that city officials “stop politics more than loving your children.”
Residents who were bused from Soweto to Johannesburg are demanding that city officials address their concerns about the poor provision of services in their area.
Lux told residents that this was there to fight for their children’s future.
“We are not here for our own interests. Now, as we take it to the streets, I want you to remember something: This isn’t a Facebook moment, this isn’t a WhatsApp story moment. This is a moment when we make history and liberate Soweto from the conquest of the city.”