Beitbridge fence under scrutiny

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has asked for an audit into the procurement of a project commissioned by her department. The R37-million fence at the Beitbridge border between South Africa and Zimbabwe was erected for the COVID-19 national lockdown. It's been criticised after a picture circulated on social media showed it had a visible hole. #Day26ofLockdown Courtesy #DStv403

LIMPOPO - An audit into the procurement process of the Beitbridge border fence is underway.

The Public Works and Infrastructure Department says it has already paid around R21-million for the fence.

READ: South Africa to build R37m Beitbridge border fence

The fence between South Africa and Zimbabwe was erected for the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown.

But pictures of the damaged fence has been making the rounds on social media.

READ: COVID-19: Zimbabwe extends lockdown

Officials have reported problems of vandalism.

The project is estimated to cost R37-million while the actual cost of the fence will be determined when the project is complete.

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eNCA