The rainy season regularly claims victims from among the people living on the banks of the Jukskei River in Alexandra but never have so many people drowned on the same day.
Temporary relocation area residents say the upcoming local government elections are not going to change their living conditions.
City Power’s latest effort to remove illegal connections will, like previous raids, prove futile as no legal supply of electricity even exists in these informal settlements.
Small businesses have been decimated and food and energy security is in peril as civil unrest and looting continues in KZN and Gauteng.
The City of Johannesburg is adamant that it will ensure that “anarchy” does not “prevail” as it continues to demolish houses despite the ongoing national state of disaster that prohibits evictions.
Residents who have been without electricity for years marched to City Power demanding that they be connected to the grid.
The lockdown regulation requiring taxis to run at reduced capacity has, in the absence of relief funds from government, forced taxi owners to hike fares.
Alexandra was shutdown by protestors on Wednesday demanding that the deterioration of the township be stopped.