Companies are irregularly appointed for emergency Covid intervention

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Limpopo’s Sekhukhune district mayor, Stan Ramaila, has obtained an interdict against its acting municipal manager and eight companies from going ahead with borehole tenders worth R26 million. Picture: Phuti Raletjena
Limpopo’s Sekhukhune district mayor, Stan Ramaila, has obtained an interdict against its acting municipal manager and eight companies from going ahead with borehole tenders worth R26 million. Picture: Phuti Raletjena

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The acting municipal manager, Mpho Mofokeng, and some of his senior managers issued appointment letters to the companies to drill boreholes early this month, without following procurement procedures, by claiming that these boreholes were needed as part of Covid-19 emergency intervention. The companies were selected from the database.

However, chief finance officer, Colbert Mufamadi, put a spanner in the works by refusing to put his signature to the documents for completion of the appointments. The appointments were, nonetheless, issued to these companies.

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