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The Alex Shutdown movement will march to the City of Johannesburg regional offices in Sandton on Wednesday morning, to hand over another memorandum with their demands.

A large contingent of SAPS officers were deployed to parts of Alexandra ahead of the planned protest.

The leaders of the movement said the demonstration was as a result of no one listening to their demands for better services.

The organisers of the protest action started the movement in April, protesting against poor service delivery, housing and crime affecting the Alexandra community.

The recent announcement of the shutdown is reportedly in response to the demolition of “illegal structures” that left many residents homeless along the Jukskei River, which was carried out by the Red Ants and metro police.

Earlier this month, the Red Ants demolished 80 structures in Alexandra which were apparently built illegally, leaving scores of people homeless.

The City of Joburg later committed to rebuilding the houses but many residents were against that move.

Leaders of the Total Shutdown movement have vowed to bring the township to a complete standstill.

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