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Shabangu taken off police project

2012-03-19 10:17

Mbombela - Property mogul Roux Shabangu has been fired from the construction of a R20m police station in Tweefontein, Mpumalanga, according to a report on Monday.

The public works department hired another company, Khazamula Construction and Civil, to complete the building after a nearly two-year delay involving a court case, The Sowetan reported.

"We took the matter to the Pretoria High Court [North Gauteng High Court] and asked the court to allow us to appoint a new company... and our request was granted," spokesperson Thami Mchunu said.

"We are glad that after such a long delay the people of Tweefontein will at last get their police station."

Shabangu's company, Roux Property Development Africa, was dismissed in June 2010, three months before the deadline for completion, after a dispute with the department over payment.

Shabangu told the daily newspaper on Sunday he was going to take the department to court.

"We are not taking the move lying down. We have already notified them about our intention to sue," he was quoted saying.

Shabangu was given the contentious leases for police office space in Durban and Pretoria.

Comments
  • Marius - 2012-03-19 10:25

    Criminals....

  • Marion - 2012-03-19 10:30

    Roux Shabangu has done exceptionally well for a man who is not even 40 years old yet. Entrepreneur extraordinaire.

  • Dennis - 2012-03-19 10:33

    This is AA / BEE at it's very best !!! Going to be the downfall of our beloved S A !!!

  • Andre - 2012-03-19 10:35

    How on earth is this guy doing so much "business" with the police. We are not stupid, officials and politicians are all scoring big time out of these contracts and probably the ANC as well. This guy is so corrupt, the saps should employ him to strenghens their corrupt structures further.

      Susan - 2012-03-19 10:53

      Yes, make him the next head of police!

  • Linda - 2012-03-19 10:45

    Once again an incompetent BEE company are incapable of completing the task they were contracted to do ..... but are demanding full payment! The BEE company wastes millions of rands of taxpayers money contesting the cancellation of the contact in court - whilst more millions of taxpayers money is paid to another company to actual complete the work. Great plan - be appointed by your friends, dont do the work, but demand full payment. Why are there no penalty clauses in government contracts for non performance? Sorry forgot - that would put a stop to this wonderful business of not doing the work but expecting full payment..... Judging by the number of Department of Public Works contracts that land up being evaluated by lawyers - it would appear that not only Auction Alliance are paying kickbacks to lawyers.....

  • ludlowdj - 2012-03-19 12:56

    Typical new South Africa, the wheeling and dealing never ends. Shabangu needs to be band from any further deals with or for the government or any of their sub structures. Their is obviously something very wrong with the tenders he touches.

  • Bibi - 2012-03-19 15:23

    Only now?

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