A food protest erupted at Booysens, Eloff Street, Johannesburg, on 28th April. This was occasioned by the lockdown order in South Africa. 

Reports from some of the residents state that they have been leaving on unhealthy food from dumpsites, as as a result of inadequacy in supply by the government. 

However, ward councilor Mongameli Mnyameni, who was bashed for abandoning residents, revealed that it is not in his power to help the situation by interfering with the program put in place by the government for Food distribution. 

In a similar incident, shops were looted during a protest for food in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, on 14th April, where Not lesser than 1000 residents participated in the protest. 

Therefore, Mnyameni says councilors and politicians have been warned against participating in the distribution of food parcels. 

The attention of Police has been called upon to put the situation under control. The police spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubele, says the situation is being monitored.


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