- Former Democratic Party leader Mmusi Maimane opened up a can of worms linked to a recent dubious government tender
- Eyebrows were raised when a R600-million contract was awarded to Rand Water for the supply and fit of water tanks to 3 500 schools
- Maimane highlighted the fact that the unit costs are estimated at R4 500, but the KZN Department of Education is paying R28 000 instead
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Briefly.co.za previously reported that Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has come under fire once more after a R600-million water tanks contract.
Motshekga has defended the awarding of a R600 million contract to supply 3 500 schools with water tanks despite the department not following the normal tender process.
Rand Water are the beneficiaries of the mouthwatering amount and former Democratic Party leader Mmusi Maimane shared another astute observation in this regard.
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In a tweet addressed to President Cyril Ramaphosa, Maimane said:
"Mr president @CyrilRamaphosa something is hitting the water here with these tanks(pun intended). Rand Water says the cost of the tanks is R4 500 for 5000l. However the KZN education department says they are paying R28 000 for the same tanks! Who is keeping the change?"
Maimane's tweet can be viewed below.
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Maimane included statements issued by both Rand Water and the KZN Department of Education to coroborate his figures.
Briefly.co.za noted that Maimane's tweet went viral, as hundreds reacted to the disturbing news.
African (@BoyDoingThingz) said,
"How far would this country be if ANC was not corrupt."
Mlangeni (@DeeDlams) added,
"This is beginning to look like Zimbabwe where a Dealership invoiced $110k for a landcruiser but Govt paid $400k... I can't believe this! Surely with state coffers empty like this we are still looting like crazy? No end in sight."
Sinethemba Gege (@Austin_Gege) said,
"This corruption though...corona is an opportunity for thieves to become Instant millionaires, this is wrong and just makes me angry."
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