DURBAN - KwaZulu-Natal service providers are accusing the education department of going against agreements made before the R2-billion school feeding tender was awarded.
Pacina Retail got the contract, however, has failed to deliver food to over 5,000 schools in the province.
In addition, other suppliers are questioning the amount of money paid to the company.
It is going to be the third week that not all schools have been provided with adequate food.
KZN Premier, Nomusa Dube Ncube has announced a probe into the crisis.
Service providers are raising other issues, they say the Education Department went back on agreed terms and gave the main service provider more funds.
Over 2 million children in KZN depend on the National School Nutrition Programme.
In addition, Matiwane says thousands are going hungry while government investigates.
The terms of the contract include that food has to be labelled and is not for resale.
However service providers say this is not the case on the ground.
Opposition parties accuse the provincial government of protecting the company awarded the tender.
Meanwhile the National Basic Education Department says its intervening in the saga.
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