Business, Politics

Public Protector clears Julius Malema of tender irregularity

By Andy Rice 17 August 2010

ANC Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said in a statement on Monday his organisation welcomed the outcomes of a probe by the Public Protector which could find no irregularities in tenders awarded to SGL Engineering Projects, in which ANCYL President Julius Malema has a directorship. The probe by the Public Protector covered 10 municipalities in Limpopo and the North West, after Cope and Afri-forum laid charges of tender rigging against SGL. In three of the municipalities, the procurement record-keeping was of such a poor nature that the Protector could not determine whether tenders awarded to Malema's company were compliant with the relevant procurement prescripts or not. In the other municipalities, the PP said it could find no evidence of favouritism towards Malema's company. The projects completed by SGL were found to be "generally of an acceptable quality and standard." Read more: SAPA via Mail & Guardian, the ANCYL's statement

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