Through a series of extensions, the agreement continued to work until the moment. But in February 2019, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) announced that the deal would not be extended until June 2019, as funding for this ceased from the provincial government.
Mashaba claimed that "it is not by chance" that the company's directors were "leaders" of the protests in Alexandra. He said that one of them was an adviser to the ANC.
He suggested that ARP was used to fund politically affiliated people at the expense of providing services even after the closure of the project in 2006.
"What is clearly emerging is that the events in Alexandra over the past two weeks have nothing to do with the very legitimate complaints of the people of Alexandra. The protests hijacked these complaints and are used to protect the financial interests of [certain] people, "he said.