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Mbombela’s troubles: Unsolved assassination and corruption cases, R1.2bn white elephant stadium

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The municipality was further burdened by loans from the DBSA of R266.4 million, which was used to build the 2010 Fifa World Cup Stadium. Picture: Great Stock / Barcroft Media / Getty Images
The municipality was further burdened by loans from the DBSA of R266.4 million, which was used to build the 2010 Fifa World Cup Stadium. Picture: Great Stock / Barcroft Media / Getty Images

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From unsolved assassination and corruption cases to a R266.4 million debt, and Mpumalanga’s R1.2 billion Mbombela 2010 Fifa World Cup stadium – these issues continue to be a burden for the city’s administration.

Mbombela, the province’s capital, has, according to Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, failed to honour its contract with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to repay the R266.4 million loan that was partly used for the construction of the architectural masterpiece in Mattafin.

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