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Protesters give mayor Tau an ultimatum

Lawley residents have given Mayor Parks Tau 14 days to respond to their demands.

Lawley residents, supported by trade union federation Cosatu, its unions and the SACP, march to the offices of Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau on 6 September 2012. Picture: Mbali Sibanyoni/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Lawley residents on Thursday gave Mayor Parks Tau two weeks to respond to their demands.

Community members marched on Tau's offices from Beyers Naude Square in the city centre on Thursday demanding better services.

The residents, supported by trade union federation Cosatu and the SACP, threatened to take to the streets again if the mayor fails to meet their demands.

They complained about various issues, including proper housing, healthcare facilities, schools and electricity.

The South African Communist Party's Mandlakhe Radebe said: "The issues are the same in all the areas that we've visited."

Tau promised to look into their demands.

The country has been rocked by service delivery protesters in recent months.

Earlier this week, East London residents took to the streets demanding better services.

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