The Black Land First movement, in solidarity with the Zonkizizwe community in Ekurhuleni, embarked on a service delivery protest on Monday
“Today we gathered together with the community against service delivery,” the BLF chairperson in Ekurhuleni, Happy Zonke, said.
Besides service delivery issues, Zonkizizwe community members were also protesting for government to provide them with shopping malls, schools, adequate transport systems and land expropriation.
In Katlehong, Zonkizizwe today, community members protesting with regards to service delivery. Demands include Malls, schools, adequate transport & land
BLF said the community had sent a letter to Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina last week to inform him of their grievances but he did not respond.
“As today we are marching for service delivery.”
He said that the community wanted to be provided with proper transport systems because they were suffering and losing lives. He said roads were not safe for them to cross.
The protest began in the evening on Sunday and a number of roads in the area were barricaded with burning tyers and rocks