Shabangu taken off police project
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.