Eleven buses have already been delivered at a cost of R128million, but they are standing idle at a bus depot.
Law firm Bowmans, previously Bowman Gilfillan, was tasked with probing allegations of maladministration and corruption in the City. It found that mayor Patricia de Lille blocked former city manager Achmat Ebrahim from reporting corruption involving MyCiti buses to council.
Bowmans therefore recommended that criminal charges be pursued against De Lille, Mayco member for transport and urban development Brett Herron, and other officials. However, a second report by the law firm cleared De Lille of any wrongdoing.
But the report recommending action against De Lille is centred around suspended transport commissioner Melissa Whitehead, who was involved in the corruption involving a R286m tender for electric buses that involved Chinese bus manufacturer BYD and the provision of Volvo bus chassis worth about R43m.