After protests, food parcels handed out in Booysens informal settlement
Angry residents of Booysens informal settlement barricaded Eloff Street in the Joburg CBD with burning tyres and rocks for a second day on Wednesday morning. Under a heavy police presence, roads were cleared for motorists. An hour later, acting Gauteng MEC for Social Development Panyaza Lesufi arrived and calmed the situation by handing out food parcels. The informal settlement is home to about 3,000 people.