'A lot of communities were not happy about how toilet tender was carried out'

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.

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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

Read Timse's report here:

Listen below to the full interview:


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