IN PICTURES | Angry residents gatvol of 'service delivery' in Alexandra

03 April 2019 - 12:20
By Odwa Mjo
A defiant protester stands in front of burning tyres in Alexandra township on April 3 2019.
Image: Alon Skuy A defiant protester stands in front of burning tyres in Alexandra township on April 3 2019.

Images of burning tyres, traffic chaos and angry residents taking to the streets of Alexandra have gone viral.

Residents blocked roads from the early hours of Wednesday morning, with police maintaining a strong presence.

Many people have been unable to leave the area as roads were barricaded and entries blocked.

Here are five telling pictures from the protests.

Angry residents have barricaded roads and blocked exits to Alexandra as they protest against the lack of service delivery in the area.
Image: Alon Skuy Angry residents have barricaded roads and blocked exits to Alexandra as they protest against the lack of service delivery in the area.
A angry Alexandra resident vents his frustration.
Image: Alon Skuy A angry Alexandra resident vents his frustration.
Angry residents set tyres alight to get government to pay attention to their plight.
Image: Alon Skuy Angry residents set tyres alight to get government to pay attention to their plight.
Onlookers watch the service delivery protests from rooftops.
Image: Alon Skuy Onlookers watch the service delivery protests from rooftops.
Residents have said they will continue to burn tyres and block roads until their concerns are met.
Image: Alon Skuy Residents have said they will continue to burn tyres and block roads until their concerns are met.

The issues behind the protest include insufficient waste management and illegal buildings in the township, including informal settlements built under electricity pylons. 

On social media, images have gone viral.