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The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality has been ordered to cancel an irregularly awarded R90 million water tanker contract.
The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality has been ordered to cancel an irregularly awarded R90 million water tanker contract.
PHOTO: Alfonso Nqunjana, News24

The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality has been ordered to cancel and re-advertise a R90 million water tanker contract it had awarded to companies that allegedly didn't qualify for the bid.

A fortnight before the Appeals Authority's ruling, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban also issued a different judgment, ordering the municipality to stop work on the contract and not to pay any money to the five contractors it had appointed.

However, municipal officials have allegedly defied the court and Appeals Authority's rulings and have allowed service providers to continue working on the contract.

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