Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
21 Sep 2021
5:30 pm

No trace of contractor who scored R6.4 million to build half a stadium

Sipho Mabena

The project should have cost R8,5-million but with little to show, the department wants another R9 million to fix the mess.

Not only has the Masilonyana local municipality in the Free State allowed the buildings of the Winburg sports complex to be stripped and looted by vandals, but they have also apparently spent R8, 5-million on construction of another unused stadium nearby, and want more money to complete it. SUPPLIED

An allegedly shady company, operating from what appears to be a phony address scored big in a Free State municipality’s multi-million Rand stadium construction mess, pocketing R 6, 4-million by the time they were fired for delivering shoddy work. The Citizen has previously reported on how the Masilonyana Local Municipality in the Lejweleputswa District of the province allowed the Winburg sports complex and an R8.5 million nearby stadium to be stripped and looted. https://www.citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/government/2626669/r8-5-million-for-masilonyana-stadium-only-for-it-to-be-carried-away-brick-by-brick/ Skhokho Civils and Construction, appointed to implement the stadium project in November 2012, had listed as its business address an office in the provincial government headquarters,...