Tshwane mayor terminates GladAfrica contract

The Auditor-General found the R12-billion tender awarded to the consultancy firm to be irregular. Courtesy #DStv403

PRETORIA - New Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has announced that the city has terminated the scandal-ridden GladAfrica contract.

Mokgalapa made the announcement at a media briefing in Pretoria early on Monday morning. 

The mayor said the contract was terminated by mutual agreement. 

The Auditor-General found the controversial contract wasn't above board and cost the city R1.7-billion in irregular expenditure.

Mokgalapa had said the GladAfrica tender scandal has tainted the Democratic Alliance's clean governance image. 

It has also caused friction between his predecessor Solly Msimanga and city manager Moeketsi Mosola.

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The AG report found Mosola irregularly appointed GladAfrica to manage the city’s infrastructure projects but Msimanga’s attempts to fire Mosola for flouting tender processes failed.

Mosola hit back, accusing Msimanga of political bullying vowing to fight tooth and nail for his job.