Through a series of extensions, the contract continued running until present times. But in February 2019, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) gave notice that the contract would not be extended beyond June 2019, as funding for it had ceased from the provincial government.
Mashaba claimed it was “no coincidence” that the directors of the company were the “ringleaders” of the protests in Alexandra. He said one of them was an ANC ward councillor.
He suggested that the ARP had been used to fund politically connected people at the expense of service delivery, even after the project ground to a halt in 2006.
“What is clearly emerging is that the events in Alexandra over the past two weeks have little to do with the very legitimate grievances of the people of Alexandra. The protests have hijacked these grievances and have been used to protect the financial interests of [certain] people,” he said.
Source link : https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-04-17-protest-ringleaders-linked-to-alex-renewal-project-contract-mashaba/
Publish date : 2019-04-17 09:13:00