Both the Auditor General and Treasury declared this payment irregular, with Treasury bordering on declaring the payment as fruitless and wasteful expenditure.”
More so, there’s the issue of security contracts to the value of R414 million that were allowed to muddle along for four years while SCM processes were fudged and obfuscated. Once again, the former SASSA CEO Petersen presided over this mess that ensured that seven contractors successfully kept
DA indicate that CEO Petersen presided over the security contracts which saw seven contractors rolling-over 6-month contracts for four years until her departure in May 2016.
That’s not all, CEO Petersen also backed a bid by SAB & T for an R74 million contract despite a Bid Adjudication Committee recommendation that the competing bidder that scored the highest points be awarded the contract.
“Indeed, this matter was challenged in court and was found to be irregular. Former CEO Petersen actively supported controversial and irregular contracts over the past four years to the value of R804 million,” added Maimane’s party.
With the above, DA expressed that there is clear evidence of criminality in all the procurement processes. As such, the party disclosed that it will be urging SCOPA to officially initiate an investigation into the actions of CEO Petersen.