An amaBhungane investigation has revealed that the Ekurhuleni metro spent a staggering R1.9bn on chemical toilets over three financial years from 2017 to 2019.
Gauteng Urban Planning and Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile, has subsequently written a letter to City of Ekurhuleni executive mayor Mzwandile Masina for a response to this report.
To discuss the article, Bongani Bingwa chats to investigative reporter Tabelo Timse.
With regards to the investigation, we found that there were a lot of loopholes with the awarding process and even with the companies adhering to the tender specs.— Tabelo Timse, Investigative reporter - amaBhungane
She says the investigation also found that there was a problem in terms of the service delivery itself.
A lot of communities were not happy about how this tender has been carried out and they are not even happy with the service delivery.— Tabelo Timse, Investigative reporter - amaBhungane
Listen below to the full interview: