Lions in reign of terror as court row rages over shoddy park fence
FREE TO READ | Fencing firm denies Bosasa link as apex predators escape KZN reserve at will thanks to R35m dispute
A legal dispute between Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and a controversial company relating to a R35m fencing contract has left communities surrounding Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP) in northern KwaZulu-Natal to fend for themselves against lions, elephants and other wild animals escaping through holes in the fence.
In June 2016, SA Fence and Gate (SAFG) secured a contract to erect 145km of new boundary fence for HiP. However, Ezemvelo claims the contract was irregular and that “the fencing was either done not to specification or not done at all”.
Ezemvelo spokesperson Musa Mntambo said the company had been paid in full but failed to complete the work...