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Joburg Mayor asks for 14 days to respond to Soweto’s demands

JOHANNESBURG – Joburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse has asked for 14 days to respond to demands by the Soweto community.

Protesters submitted a memorandum of demands to Phalatse outside the civic centre in Braamfontein on Tuesday afternoon.

Residents want Phalatse to commit to better service delivery and to find a solution to the impasse with Eskom on electricity tariffs.

It’s been long day that has culminated in a mutual agreement between disgruntled residents and Joburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse.

A charged crowd detailed their grievances – the electricity crisis being top of the list.

They also blame the abundant informal settlements for a rise in crime.

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Before giving Phalatse room for a brief address where she vowed to put heads together on a tangible solution to a myriad of community issues.

"After 14 days we will call your leadership and give them a progress report on how the talks went and what the turn around plan is".

Artmotion S.Africa

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