Probe shows R10m Bosasa contract with Zondo Commission is irregular

Probe shows R10m Bosasa contract with Zondo Commission is irregular

An investigation into the R10 million Bosasa contract to provide the Zondo commission with security and surveillance systems has shown it was awarded without following the proper processes.

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Bosasa was given a R10 million contract with the Zondo commission without the right processes being followed - this is what a forensic investigation has confirmed.

Bosasa's contract was to provide the state capture inquiry commission with surveillance systems and security.

News24 reported that Global Technology Systems, which is a subsidiary of Bosasa, was nominated by officials of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in March 2018.

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Part of the contract included a 3-year-deal to provide security at the entrances to the commission's offices and public venues as well as the installation of access control for offices and CCTV cameras.

Briefly.co.za learned that the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development gave Global Technology Systems a number of multi-million rand contracts to install systems and provide security at courts all over South Africa.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo confirmed that the contract existed and that procedures had been disregarded.

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Zondo added that Global Technology Systems has been asked to stop all work and remove their equipment.

GTS is, as of now, no longer providing any services to the commission and was asked to remove its equipment from the premises of the commission.

Justice Minister Michael Masutha and his deputies, Thabang Makwetla and John Jeffery, will address the media on the outcome of the ongoing investigation on Monday, 25 February.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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