Madonsela slams Western Cape deal

2012-05-13 10:49

Cape Town - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found the Western Cape government's multimillion-rand communications contract to be "invalid", City Press reported on Sunday.

In her preliminary report, Madonsela said the provincial government should "immediately terminate the further execution" of its contract with TBWA Hunt Lascaris.

The contract, signed in 2010, is capped at R70m a year for two years for "ongoing costs".

It also provides R1.5m for "once-off deliverables".

City Press said the report could still be changed by Madonsela.

Zille's department told the weekly Madonsela had not considered the adverse impact of terminating the contract and the legal difficulties of doing so.

She should withdraw her recommendation to terminate the contract, the province reportedly said.

- SAPA
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