- Eskom has opted to cancel a R100 million tender awarded to former chairperson Jabu Mabuza's niece
- This comes after investigations red-carded the contract leading up to it being awarded
- The power utility insists that it suffered no financial losses due to no payments being made
Eskom has cancelled a R100 million tender awarded to a company owned by Nomvula Mabuza, the niece of the power utility's former chairperson Jabu Mabuza.
The contract to maintain the boiler tubes at the Medupi power station was awarded to the company early last year.
The Mail & Guardian report noted that spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha had explained how an internal probe revealed 'irregularities' in how the tender was awarded:
“Eskom is currently reviewing the roles played by all stakeholders in awarding the tender, including the role of its own employees. Where applicable, disciplinary processes will be pursued and criminal charges laid."
The spokesperson highlighted that no payments were made to the company and that the utility is currently negotiating with the second-placed bidder.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za a recent report has uncovered yet another politically connected family scoring big off of the back of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It has been discovered that the sons of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule have secured tenders in the Free State for the procurement of goods and services relating to the crisis.
In total two companies, Motheko Projects and Marvel Deeds, were awarded contracts totalling R2.7 million.
Pieter-Louis Myburgh, reporting for Scorpio, garnered this information from a provincial tender bulletin detailing the 70 businesses that were allocated R173 million in Covid-19 contracts. The report indicates that Tshepiso Magashule denied any wrongdoing, forwarding queries to the provincial treasury.
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