8 of the companies contracted at Nkandla are still doing business with the State; none blacklisted

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The Minister of Public Works, Nathi Nhleko, has revealed that 8 of the 14 companies contracted to carry out the infamous upgrades to Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead have since been rehired by the Department to perform other work, notwithstanding their involvement in the R250 million scandal.

The Minister also confirmed that not a single one of the 14 companies involved in these upgrades has been blacklisted, or “placed on the restricted supplier database”.

In his reply to a DA written parliamentary question, the Minister of Public Works confirms that according to the records at the Department’s disposal, from 1 August 2014 to date, the following companies who were involved in the Nkandla upgrades have been contracted by the Department:

Name of Company Company Registration Number
Otis – Reg. No. 1948/030021/07
Pro-Hydraulics – Reg. No. 1991/032516/23
Mustapha Cachalia Engineering – Reg. No 2000/011218/23
Ilangalethu Consult / R/G Consulting – Reg. No. 2003/086502/23
Bonelena Construction Enterprise and Projects – Reg. No. 2005/07916/23

 

E Magubane – Reg. No. 2006/056588/23
CA Du Toit – Reg. No. 1971/001759/07

 

This is a shocking revelation considering the Constitutional Court found these upgrades to be fraught with corruption and unlawful enrichment, and once again proves that the more connected and corruptible you are, the more valuable to the ANC government you become, and the more illegitimate money you can make.

The DA will be referring this matter to the Chief Procurement Officer at the National Treasury to immediately intervene in this matter, and to conduct an assessment as to whether any of the companies involved has breached the Supply Change Management (SCM) policy and/or the National Treasury Regulations. We are adamant that any company or individual who unduly benefitted from carrying out work at Nkandla must be blacklisted and held accountable for their actions.

We also note yesterday’s suspicious U-turn by Minister Nhleko, whereby he cancelled a press briefing scheduled for today in which he planned to “set the record straight” on further upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead. No reasons were given for the cancellation. I will therefore be submitting written questions to the Minister, seeking an explanation for the proposed new upgrades at Nkandla.

I wish to once again make it clear that the DA rejects any new or further upgrades to the President’s Nkandla home, regardless of how they are described or categorised by national government. We maintain that not another cent of taxpayers’ money must be spent at Nkandla for the benefit of one man.

Corruption is an evil that enriches the elite at the expense of the poor and the jobless. The DA will not stop until all those who are involved in corruption and any abuse of public funds are held to the highest account.

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2 Responses to 8 of the companies contracted at Nkandla are still doing business with the State; none blacklisted

  1. Quintin Davis April 25, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

    Please provide evidence of the corrupt activities undertaken by each of these companies

  2. Yolande May 20, 2017 at 7:28 am #

    “Corruption is an evil that enriches the elite at the expense of the poor and the jobless.”

    I am lost if this is a South Africa for all. The elite…who are they really? Are they the white privileged that was born with a golden spoon? Or the Lords having impact from other countries on our economy? Who are the poor and jobless? South Africans, or the countless refugees from Zim, Malawi, Nigeria, Moz, etc. Who are the people living in shacks or the homeless on the streets? Who are the people that eat from a bin, that use to be only good enough for pigs? What does government do to rehabilitate these people? Give them a fair chance in life? What is hope? Does rural living mean you are being classified as poor? Where does the middle class people – the workers, the builders of the economy fit into South Africa? Aren’t they the forgotten class. The once that get up each morning doing normal chores, making sure their children get an education, volunteering for animal shelters, homeless shelters, and while at work earning a honest salary, they still have to go through all the expenses to protect their home. In this middle class there are no privileged skin colours. They all live for survival between all the chaos. With the hope of one day! When will that one day be? During the Anc Governance or DA governance? Who knows? Maybe never…they are the forgotten class throughout centuries after all.

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