Ward councillor slams govt over Alex unrest


- citizen.co.za | 5 months ago

An Alexandra ward councillor expressed his frustration with the department of human settlements for not being completely honest about the condition of their township.

This comes after the department shared its explanations with the South African Human Right Commission (SAHRC) on the last day of the Alexandra inquiry yesterday. The inquiry was set up in collaboration with the public protector’s office to investigate the issues leading up the Alexandra “shutdown” protests in April ahead of the 2019 elections.

Human settlements deputy director-general, Neville Chaney, said “wards are frustrated that service delivery concerns raised with ward councillors are not followed through to completion nor feedback provided”.

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