Municipality paid R11m for services it could get for free

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Prior to the awarding of the tender, the municipality used to get the map service for free from Google maps and paid a minimal fee for accessing the Deeds Office’s property search
Prior to the awarding of the tender, the municipality used to get the map service for free from Google maps and paid a minimal fee for accessing the Deeds Office’s property search

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Prior to the awarding of the tender, the municipality used to get the map service for free from Google maps and paid a minimal fee for accessing the Deeds Office’s property search.

The details of how Justice Maphosa, a Zimbabwe-born businessperson and alleged benefactor of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, scored several tenders at the municipality are contained in several municipal documents detailing the dealings between the municipality and Maphosa’s company – Big Time Strategic Consultants.

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