George Mari, MPP
DA KZN Spokesperson on COGTA
The Democratic Alliance calls for an urgent investigation by the KwaZulu-Natal Treasury into ongoing allegations of preferential treatment towards security boss, Sibusiso Justin Ncube, in the awarding of provincial government security tenders valued at some R73.3 million.
Ncube married KZN COGTA MEC, Nomusa Dube last week.
A recent media report claimed that tenders valued at R73,3 million had been awarded by the struggling Umkhanyakude District municipality to a company represented by Ncube.
The sheer magnitude of these contracts, coupled with the fact that Ncube is married to the political head of the province’s municipalities point to an urgent need for an investigation into tender processes.
Add to this the fact that the SA Crime Patrols Security and Training Centre are challenging a security contract for the Dube Tradeport – worth R50 million – in Court and there is more than enough evidence to suggest that a probe is warranted.
The DA calls on Treasury to act without delay. It is essential that the tender processes around these security contracts are established so that any allegations of inappropriate influence on the part of KZN COGTA’s MEC can be laid to rest.