Boosyens residents accuse ward councillor of ignoring their plight of hunger

There was a disruptive protest in the informal settlement earlier on Tuesday.

Booysens informal settlement in Eloff Street, Johannesburg on 28 April 2020. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Booysens residents are accusing their ward councillor of ignoring their plight of hunger.

There was a disruptive protest in the informal settlement earlier on Tuesday.

Protesters claim they've not received food parcels since the coronavirus lockdown began and have had to survive by collecting food from a nearby dumpsite.

Meanwhile, Councillor Mondameli Mnyameni said he was warned against participating in the distribution of food parcels.

“The premier has spoken, the MMC has spoken, I have to tow the line and stand very far from any food distribution. Therefore, I cannot go interfere and ask how far are they in terms of ensuring the people of Ward 124 do benefit.”