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Locals protest against the opening of Cosmo City Fire Station

Uncertain if event will continue

The official opening of the Cosmo City Fire Station has been interrupted by a protest action by local residents who blockaded the entrance to the premises this morning, 1 March.

Also read: Taxi protest in Cosmo City

About 50 residents staged a protest in front of the Fire Station on South Africa Drive, preventing Joburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, from officially opening the station, saying that they want the building to be run by residents of Cosmo City since the station was built by the previous administration.

It is unclear whether the event will take place, as residents continue to chant in front of the entrance. In the meantime, Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers are on scene monitoring the tense situation.

Protesters in front of the Cosmo City Fire Station.
Protesters in front of the Cosmo City Fire Station. Photos: Siso Naile

Protesters in front of the Cosmo City Fire Station.

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