Mashaba leaves stage after Alex residents hurl insults, memorandum at him
Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba eventually left the stage in Marlboro on Monday, where he was meant to address Alexandra residents who have been protesting over housing issues as well as crime affecting the community.
Some were singing songs laden with expletives on Monday evening aimed at the mayor, while others threw bits of paper at the stage.
Alexandra community members staged several demonstrations this month, calling on the government to act on crime and drugs problems. They've also called on leaders to address their housing issues.
The president addressed a large crowd last week, a move Mashaba had described as “a cheap political stunt”.