Umgeni Water security tender: new twist as losing bidder drags board to court again

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In the latest twist, the matter has been dragged to court again by one of the losing bidders who filed an urgent application to interdict the tender in the Pietermaritzburg High Court against the water board for allegedly failing to award the tender in a fair and competitive process. Photo: iStock
In the latest twist, the matter has been dragged to court again by one of the losing bidders who filed an urgent application to interdict the tender in the Pietermaritzburg High Court against the water board for allegedly failing to award the tender in a fair and competitive process. Photo: iStock

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The battle over the awarding of a security tender at the Umgeni Water Board is far from over.

This fight for the security control at one of South Africa’s biggest water boards, which supplies water to more than 11 million people in KwaZulu-Natal, has been ongoing since 2018 when Umgeni cancelled the month-to-month contract with politically connected Excellerate Services (formerly Enforce Security Services). The contract, which had already expired, was awarded to another politically linked Reshebile Aviation and Protection Services, sparking a long-drawn court battle.

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