Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tension in Alexandra over housing allocation

By Lelethu Mquqo
22 October 2011


Residents of Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, are planning to meet today to discuss the alleged unfair allocation of RDP houses to foreigners.

Gauteng housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi has nevertheless dismissed claims of brewing xenophobic violence in the township.

Foreign residents say they are being intimidated by a group called the Alexandra Bonafides.

The foreigners say they have been given until this afternoon to leave the area.

Tension between locals and foreign residents has also been reported from parts of Pretoria.

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