R16 Million ‘advance payment’ for not doing any work

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The R16.1 million is reflected as invoice number 3 on an invoice by Pelatona and as payment certificate number 3 on a document justifying the payment on behalf of the contractor by consulting company, iX Engineers.
The R16.1 million is reflected as invoice number 3 on an invoice by Pelatona and as payment certificate number 3 on a document justifying the payment on behalf of the contractor by consulting company, iX Engineers.

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A municipality in North West is being investigated for possible fraud and financial irregularities after an alleged advance payment of R16.1 million was made to a contractor for no work done on a water project.

This was most likely one of the quickest processed payments that was approved by the administration on the last day of work, December 15, before the festive holiday break at the Vryburg-based Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality.

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