Alex residents hope inquiry will yield better living conditions

The South African Human Rights Commission is continuing its inquiry into the recent Shutdown protests in Alexandra. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Alexandra residents are hoping the Human Rights Commission’s inquiry will yield positive results for better living conditions.

The commission is investigating socio-economic conditions in the area, their impact on fundamental human rights and whether it amounts to malfeasance.

Alexandra residents brought the township to a standstill last month, demanding better services.

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Now, the residents are pleading with the commission to probe the issuing of title deeds, the mushrooming of illegal structures and large potholes in the area.

“The potholes here have become a permanent feature of the roads,” said Total Shutdown Convenor Bobby Solomons.

"Grass cutting along the roads is also a problem and it's dangerous and not safe."

The Public Protector has joined forces with the commission to investigate the situation in Alexandra.

The commission will hear from the Joburg City Manager on Tuesday.

eNCA reporter Tshegohaco Moagi has more details in the video above.