Johannesburg - Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba said on Thursday that the city had experienced a sharp increase in the number of service delivery disruptions on capital projects, and that the disruptions were led by ANC-aligned business forums.
The forums claimed to have the monopoly on the construction work in the projects, said Mashaba.
"As recently as yesterday, the ANC took the extraordinary step of issuing a statement of defending the local business forum opposed to the opening of the Montclare Opportunity Centre today," said Mashaba.
Most recently, the city received threats of the destruction of the Alexandra Opportunity Centre, which was opened on Tuesday.
The disruptions were violent, often involving weapons, and were intended to intimidate service providers to the point where they left the construction site, effectively halting progress, said the mayor.