ActionSA Calls Out DA Mayor Randall Williams for Shady Tender Approval – Leaks Secret Recording

ActionSA Calls Out DA Mayor Randall Williams for Shady Tender Approval – Leaks Secret Recording

  • Tshwane Mayor Randall Williams has been implicated in acquiring a R26 billion unsolicited tender
  • ActionSA released an audio recording in which the mayor can be heard acknowledging the dodgy dealings
  • The ActionSA president said Williams is attempting to force the bid so that he can award the contract to a third party with no experience

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PRETORIA - ActionSA has released an audio recording that implicates Tshwane Mayor Randall Williams in acquiring a R26 billion unsolicited tender. The city is run by a coalition government with the Democratic Alliance at the forefront.

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Action SA has accused DA Mayor Randall Williams of being involved in a shady tender approval. Image: @tshwane_mayor & Peter Mogaki
Source: UGC

ActionSA says it plans to file a complaint against the mayor with the public protector’s office, accusing him of contravening the Municipal Finance Management Act. The political party took to Twitter to release the leaked audio that was allegedly secretly recorded.

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In the leaked audio, Williams tells an unidentified senior and another municipal official that it is not their job to question his decision to move forward with the unsolicited bid.

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During an emergency press conference, the party’s Regional Chair Oupa Mathibela said:

“In the recording it’s clear. You have an official who’s advising the mayor, who’s actually even very emotional and saying mayor we cannot proceed with this matter because there are issues here.”

He said other members in the coalition have not publically spoken out about the issue but have offered their support to ActionSA.

President of the party, Herman Mashaba, also spoke out and said:

“Mayor Williams is attempting to force through an unsolicited bid so that he can award the contract to a third party with no experience. This is irregular.”

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According to EWN, the political party plans to approach the public protector’s office on Friday, 19 August, to lay a formal complaint.

South Africans react to the allegations:

@Collins_MacD said:

“Randall Williams is corrupt to the core and will compromise the DA before 2024 election. We might be playing around with stomach politics currently, but a big expose is on the horizon.”

@Menzi__Nxumalo commented:

“The Randall Williams saga goes to show that most politicians have a tendency. I wonder how much Australians promised this fellow, under the supposed clean DA!”

@shaqdizzl wrote:

“Randall Williams is out of his f*****g mind to think Executive Mayors have carte blanche decision-making powers. This is how we got here with.”

@RedFaceBos added:

“Randall Williams cannot be trusted.”

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This has seen the City of Tshwane’s newly elected executive mayor Randall Williams putting forward some solemn pleas to those who would care to listen.

Briefly News understands Williams was re-elected unopposed, while the DA’s Katlego Mathebe, who was also unopposed, retained his office as speaker.

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Bianca Lalbahadur Bianca Lalbahadur is a current affairs journalist at Briefly News. With a knack for writing hard-hitting content, she is dedicated to being the eyes and ears of South Africans. As a young and vibrant journalist, Bianca is passionate about providing quality and factual stories that impact citizens. She graduated from the Independent Institute of Education in 2017 and has worked at several award-winning Caxton associated community newspapers.

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