The Cape Coloured Congress (CCC) will likely head to court over alleged tender corruption within the City of Cape Town’s Public Housing Department.
It relates to the cancellation of a 357Q tender, which was meant to deal with ailing and collapsing staircases at municipal rental stock on the Cape Flats.
The tender, said to be worth R300 million, was awarded and later cancelled by the City’s Supply Chain Management under a claim of “material irregularity”.
The CCC contends that the cancellation was illegal.
It’s also demanding answers as to where the millions allocated for the staircase repairs went.
The City failed to respond to this concern.
The CCC has appealed for the forensic report, even a redacted version, into the 357CQ tender to be tabled before the council.
But the City has refused.
The Municipality has told Radio 786 that forensic reports are not sent to Council but to their respective delegated authorities.
It adds that these are confidential – raising questions about the DA-led government’s claims of being transparent and accountable.
The CCC says it’s Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) submission has also gone unanswered.
But the City insists it hasn’t received the submission.
Tender 3-5-7-Q is facing civil action.