SA Lockdown: Eating dumpster food to survive

Protests have broken out again in Booysens, Johannebsurg over the distribution of food parcels. The community blocked a road in the CBD yesterday demanding they receive help. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Protests have broken out again in Booysens, Johannesburg over the distribution of food parcels.

The community blocked a road in the CBD demanding they receive help.

They say aid hasn't reached them during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Elof Street in Johannesburg was barricaded by residents of Booysen Township.

They say the rubble represents their hunger during the COVID-19 lockdown but the attempt to protest is stopped when their leaders promise the Social Development Department will visit them soon.

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Residents say government assistance has been minimal since the lockdown began.

They want to know why help is so scarce when they reside so close to where the local government operates.

When eNCA returned to the scene, a truck from Johannesburg's Social Development Department was handing out food.

It would appear their desperate efforts earlier have paid off and at least for today, their supper comes in containers instead of a dump.

Source
eNCA

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