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Gauteng premier David Makhura says he will not play the blame game in the service delivery issues in the Alexandra township, but will rather try to find a solution to the crisis. Residents of Alexandra have been protesting against the lack of service delivery, illegal structures, squalor and rampant crime in the township that neighbours the continent’s richest square mile, Sandton. The protest action has now become a political football with the DA accusing the ANC councillors of fanning the crisis. The party, which is leading the coalition of opposition parties running the Johannesburg metro, has accused the ruling party of creating the mess.  The political interest in the protest comes less than a month before the national and provincial elections on May 8, in which Gauteng is expected to be the main electoral battleground as opposition parties hope to push the ANC below its majority in the province. About R1.2bn for the Alexandra renewal project was set aside by former presi...

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