Your editorial opinion refers (Put Alex and the people first, April 9). The editor is wrong when he says DA Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga is laying charges against the community of Alexandra. The DA has laid charges against the ANC ward councillors who have been identified as the ringleaders of a carefully co-ordinated campaign to stoke violence and anarchy in Alex. DA Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba is also not running away from the situation. In fact, Mashaba has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa to invite him to address the people of Alex in tandem, as the situation requires the attention of all three spheres of government to reverse 25 years of failure and rebuild a broken community. While the DA has been willing to engage with the community from day one, ANC ward councillors have instead chosen to fuel fires by running a disinformation campaign and spurring the community to engage in criminal acts. This is despicable behaviour and needs to be strongly condemned....

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