Court dumps on council over fouled-up latrine tender
Contract is given to competent firm after Zululand municipality is found to have mucked up the process
The district municipality of Zululand has been forced to re-award a lucrative R200m pit latrine tender after giving the contract to an inexperienced company that had misrepresented itself.
The Pietermaritzburg High Court was forced to intervene after international concrete company Rocla took the municipality to court over a 2016 tender that it insists went to the wrong company.
In his ruling on September 30, Judge Trevor Gorven explained how the municipality had advertised a tender for a huge project to manage two precast concrete plants at Ulundi and Vryheid, and to manufacture precast concrete “ventilated improved pit latrine toilets” (VIPs) for three years...