Reports have it that DA Mayor Solly Msimanga has exposed another plot to siphon R138 million through inflated prices for the upgrades to Pretoria City Hall.
According to Mayor Msimanga, the previous mayor planned to sign off another R138 million worth of upgrades to Pretoria City Hall, after the R90 million scandal already identified with the upgrades to the metro city hall.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the Mayor Msimanga has commenced disciplinary proceedings against two senior directors who worked with the previous mayor from ANC.
In a statement, the DA Mayor wailed that officials involved in the R90 million upgrade scandal milked the City of Tshwane.
“In this project” he said, “it appears that officials were complicit in breaking the law, inflating prices and allowing the contractor to fleece the City of Tshwane while destroying parts of the City Hall building.”
Not long past, Msimanga opened a criminal case against three senior officials implicated in forensic audit investigations.
Then, he said: “I’ve laid charges of corruption because I promised the people of Tshwane to cut out corruption, and to pursue those who previously led a corrupt administration. “
The Mayor disclosed that he’ll also, be investigating suspicious tenders granted by the previous administration valued at about R4 billion.
He identified the suspicious tenders to include a R3 billion smart meter tender, a R380 million Wi-Fi contract, a R300 million vehicle fleet contract and a R200 million broadband contract.
Meanwhile, Mayor Msimanga’s party said it has saved Mogale City from the lavishing of R8.1 million by stopping a wasteful council chamber renovation.
As learnt, the newly appointed DA-led council in Mogale City rejected a plan by the previous administration to carry out an R8.1-million upgrade to the Council Chamber