Govt denies pushing for powerships, accuses rival bidder DNG of 'ill intentions'

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Karpowership has denied receiving any undue benefit in a major contract for emergency power.
Karpowership has denied receiving any undue benefit in a major contract for emergency power.
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Lawyers for the government have sought to turn the tables on DNG Energy - the power company seeking to cancel the results of a major emergency power contract - by accusing its CEO of acting "suspiciously", with "ill intentions", and repeatedly changing his version of events. 

DNG launched a challenge in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria earlier this year after it lost out on a multibillion-rand contract to supply emergency power to cut down on load shedding. 

The energy group has accused the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy of favouring its rival, Karpowership SA, while claiming its own bid was wrongly disqualified after it refused to engage in corrupt activities. 

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