The eThekwini metro’s controversial cell tower project with MTN and the associated roll-out of CCTV cameras in the city are two contracts that Hawks investigators are scrutinising as part of their investigation into alleged tender fraud and money laundering associated with mayor Zandile Gumede and senior officials in the metro.

The investigations have revealed that Gumede, head of disaster management Vincent Ngubane, and his deputy, Mervin Govender, allegedly benefited personally from the two projects.

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