State turning service providers into ‘beggars’ – report

2012-11-05 07:08

A Public Service Commission hearing has been told that the state is turning service providers into “beggars”, according to a report.

Ndilekaluzuko Construction director Nqobile Kunene told the hearings on Friday that non-payment by the government could affect service delivery, and lead to public protests, the Business Day reported today.

She said the country was going to see a lot of “Marikanas”.

“I don’t want to beg for the money I have worked for and I don’t want to lose the credit record I have built up over many years,” Kunene said.

Kunene said the Gauteng department of housing owed her company R5 million since September 2009.

The public hearings hosted by the Public Service Commission on the government’s compliance with the
30-day payment period of service providers was held in Pretoria.

After concluding the hearings, the commission will present its findings to Parliament before the end of this financial year.

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