Gauteng Premier David Makhura visited Alexandra yesterday 10 April 2019.
Residents have been protesting about poor service delivery for almost a week now.
Makhura said he would make sure there was an audit of the Alexandra Renewal Project. According to the City Of Johannesburg website
R1.3 billion was set aside by national government for a project that “aims to improve the physical, social, and economic environment of Alexandra, thereby instilling a culture of civic pride”.
Makhura, however, denied this, saying he “dismisses any notion that national government put billions of rands into the Alexandra Renewal Project”.
Instead, Makhura said the project was funded by the city of Johannesburg and the provincial government of Gauteng.
Makhura also said he would demolish any illegal structures that had been erected in Alex. Protesters have said these structures were among their primary grievances, which led to them attempting to shut down the township.
The premier accepted a memorandum from protesters, which he said was meant for Johannesburg executive mayor Herman Mashaba.