Alex Japho Matlala
3 minute read
25 Sep 2019
6:15 am

Billing drama puts R26m Limpopo road project on hold

Alex Japho Matlala

The 5.8km road project is 75% complete and stretches from Letsitele to Mulati Village outside Tzaneen.

Tzaneen Dam. Picture: Facebook

A road project worth R26 million in Limpopo has been stopped following a dispute between the contractor and the Greater Tzaneen Municipality over a bill that amounts to twice the original bid amount of the project. The 5.8km road project is meant to be delivered by Tshiamiso Trading 135 Construction Company. The company is run and owned by construction mogul Bruce Mhlaba of the Mhlaba Traditional Authority. The project is 75% complete and stretches from Letsitele to Mulati Village outside Tzaneen. The protracted impasse between the municipality and the contractor has the potential to result in more than 100 people...