ANC alleges Cape Town tender corruption

2012-08-30 11:47
The Athlone cooling towers prior to its destruction. (File, Sapa)

The Athlone cooling towers prior to its destruction. (File, Sapa)

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Cape Town - The ANC in the Western Cape has levelled allegations of corruption against a Cape Town tender for the decommissioning of the Athlone Power Station, it was reported on Thursday.

The Cape Times reported that the provincial African National Congress raised concerns on Wednesday over the fairness in awarding the R11m contract to Aurecon.

"The same company who was awarded the contract to do the feasibility study and the same person who drafted the tender document was awarded the tender," ANC councillor Bheki Hadebe said.

"Where is the competitiveness in the department of supply chain management if you can become the referee and the player?"

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille reportedly said she would launch an investigation into the matter.

The Athlone Power Station was commissioned in 1962 and fired by coal. Its two cooling towers were demolished in 2010.

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