The Special Investigating Unit discovered the Department of Human Settlements in Mpumalanga had spent R5 million on each water storage tank.
The service provider, who grossly inflated the price, installed tanks that are not working. The SIU Head Adv Andy Mothibi spoke at a virtual parliamentary session before the Human Settlements Committee. It also discovered that the water storage tanks in question don’t work. Members of Parliament said this has disturbed the committee and called for action against those responsible.
According to the SIU, the Department of Human Settlements wanted to install boreholes and water storage tanks at 247 schools in Mpumalanga. It also said there were further 127 communities identified for the project. This is a developing story. More details will be published as soon as they are available.