Beitbridge border fiasco: No confirmation on whether quality of cement used was tested

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A general view of the border fence that separates South Africa and Zimbabwe near the Beitbridge border post.
A general view of the border fence that separates South Africa and Zimbabwe near the Beitbridge border post.
Phill Magakoe, AFP

The government is still in the dark about whether the quality of concrete used at the Beitbridge border fence project was tested, confirming, yet again, a total disregard of procurement regulations.

On Tuesday, a report on the matter was considered by Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa).

It has revealed several defects in the Beitbridge border fence project after submissions by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordination Commission (PICC).

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