Court blocks Umgeni Water tender, but shafted firm loses out too

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Court blocks Umgeni Water tender, but shafted firm loses out too

Politically connected company’s fat security contract doesn’t hold water. SOE given 10 months to fix it

Sipho Masondo

A company with historical political connections that scored a R220m security tender with Umgeni Water has lost the deal after a lengthy court battle.

But the company that challenged the tender in court did not get its business back.

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has declared Umgeni Water’s contract with Reshebile Aviation and Protection Services invalid and has given the beleaguered water board 10 months to find a new service provider. ..

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