President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday placed the blame of the squalor in Alexandra township squarely on the shoulders of the DA-led coalition, calling on Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba to clean up the township. After a week of protests in Alexandra, in which angry residents raised service delivery issues as well as high levels of crime, Ramaphosa addressed them and promised to ensure the residents’ problems were sorted out. “Your message is very clear and your message has reverberated throughout the whole country that you as Alex are sick and tired of poor service delivery. You as people of Alex you want better service delivery. You as people of Alexandra, you want people who will serve you better so that your lives can improve. We have heard that message,” he said.

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