MEC's husband linked to R33m deal - report

Johannesburg - A company linked to KwaZulu-Natal local government MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube's husband has been awarded a R33m tender to install water pipes for a municipality, the Sunday Times reported.

Afriscan Construction was appointed the main contractor for the project in the uMkhanyakude district municipality. The company is allegedly linked to Dube-Ncube's husband, Sibusiso Ncube.

The municipality had previously given another of Ncube's companies, Sinosa Construction, a questionable multi-million rand contract to supply water pipes, according to the report.

The Mhlathuze Water Board's CEO Sibusiso Makhanya said the contract was "awarded fairly" to an experienced "big company".

Dube-Ncube's spokesperson, Lennox Mabaso, said the MEC launched an investigation into water affairs at uMkhanyakude last August.

Being investigated were alleged irregularities in the provision of water, alleged sabotage of water infrastructure, and water losses. Mabaso said the investigation was in its final stages.

Ncube on Friday provided documents to the newspaper showing he resigned as director of Afriscan on 29 November, three weeks before it was awarded the R33m contract.

Ncube said he had cut all ties with Afriscan, which won contracts totalling R135m over the past six years.

Sinosa was allegedly paid R69m for contracts the Auditor General found, in 2012, were awarded without competitive bidding processes having been followed.

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Wotnext 2014-08-24 05:38:02 PM
Over 55 million people in this country and the work is passed around the same clique time after time. Our politicians are killing us.
Rice Safari 2014-08-24 05:38:24 PM
Afriscam Construction?
Willem Proost 2014-08-24 05:40:24 PM
Keep it in the family I.e everybody rich me first
Jack Thomas 2014-08-24 05:45:00 PM
Tsotsies the lot of them
graphanex2008 2014-08-24 05:45:57 PM
To be investigated and then swept under the carpet
Phetoho Stephen Maja 2014-08-24 05:54:05 PM
I thought our senior government officials have learned from mistakes of honourable Dina Pule
Grant Neville Dickie 2014-08-24 05:58:00 PM
Gaby Hide 2014-08-24 06:03:23 PM
Another one? It isn't even Monday yet.
Glenn Owen Watkins 2014-08-24 06:10:02 PM
How big is the building that is to receive these pipes? If I know the corrupt ways of these people it's a 20 square meter building???
Zahir 2014-08-24 06:13:15 PM
Another anc funded scam