“Every week the [councillor] promises people they will move in to those RDPs in extension 22 [Hatherley], but it never happens.
We go there and see the Zimbabweans living in the houses.
Rosettenville residents blame Nigerians for the proliferation of drugs and prostitution in the area, while the Mamelodi Concerned Residents Association in Pretoria believes Zimbabweans and Pakistanis are stealing jobs and preventing the development of their community.
On Tuesday, Mamelodi residents began their protest, blocking a road that leads to RDP houses in the Hatherley area, which they accuse foreign nationals of illegally occupying.
At the community meeting, complaints about drug dens and prostitution in the area dominated the discussion and Nigerians were blamed. We cleaned the very same property that’s used as a brothel,” Hlafa said.