Sick of waiting, inner Joburg’s residents demand better services

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Sick of waiting, inner Joburg’s residents demand better services

Hundreds marched to Gauteng premier David Makhura’s office to hand over a memorandum

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From demolished shacks to water and electricity shutoffs, SA’s coronavirus lockdown has worsened inner-city dwellers’ crisis, as they are now without much-needed necessities for months on end.

The socioeconomic impact of Covid-19 has been devastating for communities across Gauteng, especially Bertrams, Jeppe informal settlement and parts of Hillbrow.

Gugulethu Mkoko, 36, who stays in one of the rundown flats in Bertrams, has resorted to illegal electricity connections and ferrying water from the nearby Johannesburg stadium...

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