President of the African National Congress (ANC) promised to build houses for the residents of Alexander in Johannesburg. His visit comes after a series of protests in the area with residents demanding housing and improved service delivery.

Ramaphosa told the residents that their concerns had been heard and he will instruct, Gauteng Premier, David Makhura to meet with Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba to map a way forward. The president said that it was a shame that Alex residents had to leave with rats in this day and age.

The ANC president was speaking outside the Alexander stadium where he was addressing the residents. He was due to do a door to door campaign which was cancelled due to lack of time.

It is also anticipated that the Democratic Alliance (DA), will be visiting the area on Monday. #Alexshutdown protests have spread across the country.

(Edited by Simbarashe Honde)