Sporadic flare-ups in Alexandra

Residents of Alexandra township in northern Johannesburg have resumed their protests.

* Editor's note: This is a developing story. We will bring you updates as more information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - Some residents of Alexandra township in northern Johannesburg have resumed their protests.

This after they halted their planned march to Sandton which was scheduled for Thursday morning. 

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The residents are calling on foreign nationals to vacate the area.

The sporadic flare-ups have mostly taken place near 10th Avenue where tyres were set alight.

Police said they are monitoring the situation.

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Demonstrations erupted on Wednesday against what locals call lawlessness and the mushrooming of illegal structures in the area.

They also accuse authorities of doing nothing.

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One of the residents said they want officials to visit the area to "see the pain we are feeling".

On Wednesday, protesters called on City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba to come and address them.

Residents of Alexandra township in northern Johannesburg have resumed their protests. Courtesy #DStv403

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