Collusion companies should help build hospital – premier

2013-07-31 08:48

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Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane wants the construction companies which colluded and rigged tenders to make contributions to the building of a children’s hospital.

Mokonyane wanted the companies to prove the sincerity of their apology by contributing money towards the building of a R1 billion children’s hospital to honour former president Nelson Mandela, The Sowetan reported today.

She reportedly revealed at a fundraiser in Johannesburg yesterday that she had met three of the companies to ask them to make a meaningful contribution.

“These guys have got our money in their pockets. Let’s call them and say: ’Guys, you can’t just make a public apology. Go build the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital,” she was quoted as saying.

According to The Sowetan, the companies had promised to get back to her with their decisions.

A R1.4bn fine was recently imposed on 15 companies by the Competition Commission for collusion in the construction industry.

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