Alex Japho Matlala
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1 Nov 2019
7:07 am

Public protector wants answers about Greater Tzaneen security deals

Alex Japho Matlala

Two security companies were appointed at a cost of R1.7m a month to do the same job at the municipality.

Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality buildings, Tzaneen. Picture: Letaba Herald

The Greater Tzaneen local municipality in Limpopo is working around the clock to furnish reasons to the office of the public protector as to why the institution, which is currently drowning in debt, appointed two security companies providing a similar service at an exorbitant fee. A fortnight ago, the office of the public protector wrote to the municipality’s manager, Serapelo Matlala, asking why the municipality appointed a second security company to guard its premises and councillors. The protector also wanted Matlala to provide all documents relating to the appointment of the company and furnish reasons why they were appointed in...