A special council meeting in Tshwane on Wednesday resolved to serve city manager Moeketsi Mosola with a notice of the metro’s intention to suspend him over an irregular contract. Mosola now has seven days to give reasons why he should not be suspended pending an independent investigation into allegations of procurement irregularities against him and senior city officials, mayor Solly Msimanga said in a statement. The intention to suspend Mosola was in relation to a tender granted to engineering consultants GladAfrica which would have managed the city’s infrastructure budget over a three-year period. The tender was worth an estimated R12bn.

The Sunday Times reported recently that the deal with GladAfrica guaranteed the engineering company at least 10% in middleman commissions for managing the city’s entire capital expenditure projects budget, including the likes of the city’s A Re Yeng bus rapid system. At the council meeting, the DA, its coalition partners and the ANC voted fo...

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