Draining Tshwane's swamp

Draining Tshwane's swamp

Mayor Solly Msimanga wants to focus on service delivery.

"We knew there were things that we knew and then there were things that we knew we didn’t know. Now I am finding out that we didn’t know what we would never have guessed. These are the things that are coming out right now,"
Solly Msimanga,
Executive Mayor, City of Tshwane

Since August last year the City of Tshwane’s metro municipality and its DA mayor, Solly Msimanga, have decorated many pages in Noseweek, which has exposed a litany of fraud and corruption left behind by the previous (ANC) regime and its ever-so greedy cohorts.

Shortly after being sworn in, Msimanga was confronted with the so-called shoe polish scandal. Tens of thousands of small tins of Kiwi shoe polish had been ordered over the years at three times the retail price and nobody was able to say why and for whom. Also stocked up in excess in the city’s warehouses were household cleaning products like Surf and Handy Andy – purchased by the thousand in the smallest packaging available but sold to the municipality at a 100% mark-up on the wholesale price. The most shocking was the energy saving globes that Tshwane purchased at R300 each, while Makro was selling the same items for R79 each.

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