#Zandspruit: Residents determined to meet with JHB mayor

Residents have marched to their local police station & refuse to leave until they’ve been addressed.

Zandspruit residents protest on 20 April 2016. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Zandspruit residents say they will not leave the Honeydew Police Station until Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau addresses them.

They've marched to the station to hand over a memorandum, giving Tau seven days to address their electricity problems.

Some say they have not had electricity since 1994 and are demanding better service delivery.

Residents arrived at the police station, ready to meet the mayor.

They say they will not leave until the mayor himself comes out and gives them a date as to when they can expect electricity.

A resident says they will wait at the police station for as long as it takes.

Police are monitoring the situation but many residents say they don't want to cause chaos.

Meanwhile, businesses on Beyers Naudé Drive close to Zandspruit have closed their doors.