Nov 29, 2022

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Soweto residents to march to Joburg mayor Mpho Phalatse’s office

Soweto residents will march to the office of Johannesburg City Mayor Mpho Phalatse on Tuesday to hand over a memorandum listing concerns, including informal settlements in of the area and electricity.

The march follows community protests on Monday that saw residents blocking roads and bringing bus services to the city of Rea Vaya to a halt.

< p >While Soweto was quiet Tuesday morning, March organizer Nobala Nokokela said residents would continue their march to the mayor’s office.

She told TimesLIVE that the community would not be closed on Tuesday.

“ Today there is no shutdown, but a march. There will be a motorcade when we leave for the mayor’s office.”

Residents are expected to gather at Maponya Mall where they will catch a bus to the Peter Ross Park on Empire Road in the city centre.

< p>From there, residents are to march to the Mayor’s Office where they are to deliver a petition , said Nokokela.

“There might be a very slight disruption to traffic flow, but there will be no blockages.”

Xolani Fihla, spokesman for the Johannesburg Metro Police Department, said they were aware the march was approved.

“They will take Empire Road and Joubert Street to the Metro Centre, Braamfontein.”

He said the march is expected to start at 10.30am and the memorandum will be handed over at 11am.

“The participants will march back to Peter Roos Park where they are expected to disband at 1pm.”

He said officers would monitor the march and would divert and control traffic if necessary.

“Lawlessness will not be tolerated and those breaking the law will be vigorously prosecuted.”

Motorists are advised to avoid the affected roads and alternative routes such as Queens Street and Melle Street in Braamfontein to use.

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