The ANC in South Africa’s Free State has expressed concerns regarding rumours that suspended ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule, is behind the funding of numerous shutdowns taking place in municipalities in the province. This follows videos that have been circulating on social media showing some angry residents blocking roads and burning tyres in the province – complaining about poor service delivery. News24 reports that Magashule is alleged to have encouraged disgruntled businesspeople who are no longer getting contracts from the provincial government to cause havoc.