Johannesburg - The battle between Tshwane city manager Dr Moeketsi Mosola and outgoing executive mayor Solly Msimanga over the GladAfrica tender is set to come to an end this week when the auditor-general’s (A-G) report on the R12 billion tender is tabled before council.
The city’s annual audit report found that the awarding of the tender in November 2017 had been irregular.
Last year Msimanga, who is exiting the mayorship at the end of the month, and Mosola had fallen out over the R12bn GladAfrica infrastructure tender over which Msimanga had accused Mosola of flouting tender processes in awarding the tender.
At the time, Mosola had accused Msimanga of “political bullying” and had vowed to fight for his job with “everything in my body”.
Last October, Mosola was granted an interdict stopping Msimanga from tabling an investigative report into the tender before the council, but now Msimanga’s assertions that Mosola had flouted tender processes have been given credence by the A-G report.
Mosola had fiercely defended the processes followed in awarding the engineering company the tender as everything had been done above board.