The leaked preliminary report by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu made damning findings that are pretty much the same as those of law-firm Bowman.
The auditor-general found, among other things, that the GladAfrica contract award was non-compliant with Regulation 32. It was also found that the City procured beyond the scope and terms and conditions of the original contract the service provider had with the Development Bank of Southern Africa. The interim report further confirmed that the awarding of the tender was irregular. Crucially, Makwetu noted that there was inadequate segregation of duties due to the fact that Mosola was the initiator of the process.
The leaked report made it clear that from the start the city manager was hellbent on appointing GladAfrica by hook or by crook to manage the City’s infrastructure projects.
The auditor-general gave Mosola five days to provide documentary evidence and clarification upon receipt of the report if he disagreed with the preliminary findings. He has also been asked to provide the Bowman report.