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Eldorado Park residents raise concerns following housing protests

Earlier this month, community members in the township south of Johannesburg looted shops and damaged property.

Residents gathered at a Talk Radio 702 outside broadcast in their community on 31 May 2017 to share concerns about housing and crime in their area. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Eldorado Park residents gathered at the Don Mateman Hall on Wednesday morning to raise their concerns following a series of protests over housing in the area.

Earlier this month, community members in the township south of Johannesburg looted shops and damaged property.

At least 52 people were arrested for the violence.

WATCH: Eldorado Park becomes war zone as protest turns ugly

Residents have repeatedly taken to the streets over crime in the area and alleged police corruption.

Residents gathered at a Talk Radio 702 outside broadcast in their community to shed light on the challenges faced the area.

They raised concerns about the lack of housing and the crime rate.

Political parties were also in attendance with representatives from the Economic Freedom Fighters, Democratic Alliance and the African Independent Congress.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)