Mosebenzi Zwane's testimony has been postponed.

Mosebenzi Zwane’s testimony has been postponed.

  • Old Free Speak Human Settlements MEC Mosebenzi Zwane’s testimony forward of the Zondo comission has been postponed. 
  • Zwane will appear forward of the associated price but again on 13 October.  
  • His testimony shall be on the billion rand Free Speak housing mission. 

Chairperson of the express plot conclude inquiry, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, has postponed the testimony of old Free Speak Human Settlements MEC  Mosebenzi Zwane.

Zwane used to be supposed to come to the associated price to continue with with his testimony in the case of the R1 billion Free Speak housing mission on Tuesday.

Alternatively, on Tuesday morning, evidence leader, recommend Paul Pretorius, knowledgeable Zondo that Zwane’s upright team occupy been equipped with “voluminous” documentation and they required a possibility to trot by diagram of it. 

Zwane will return to the associated price on 13 October.

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When he regarded forward of the associated price final week, Zwane laid the blame on department officers for not following comfortable processes within the awarding of contracts within the housing mission. 

He said the officers instructed the creation of a database in repeat to present work for contractors, after an commence comfortable job used to be deserted. 

The database included disqualified bidders, the associated price heard. He furthermore knowledgeable the associated price that he used to be assured by the officers that the database used to be honest.

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He said after a comfortable job used to be deserted after its duration had expired, he required a formulation forward from the officers. 

He alleged that old department head Mpho Mokoena used to be one in every of the officers who knowledgeable him to make utilize of the database as against an commence comfortable job to award contracts.

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He claimed that Mokoena said this used to be a job that had been broken-down by old MECs forward of him, including that it used to be a job allowed for below the Housing Act. Nonetheless when Zwane used to be requested regarding the Act, he claimed to know nothing about it.

Mokoena, who furthermore regarded forward of Zondo, claimed that after telling Zwane that his conception of an come price to contractors used to be unlawful, and that contractors won’t be paid forward of labor, that Zwane said he would perchance restful resign if he did not are making an try to place in power his belief.

In 2010 and 2011, Free Speak residents occupy been supposed to secure homes, nonetheless many occupy been never constructed. 

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The cost heard the department made an come price of more than R500 million to contractors forward of any work used to be finished. 

The department had furthermore misplaced over R400 million, the associated price heard.

The money used to be spent after the nationwide department threatened to transfer most likely the most valuable province’s budget to “higher performing provinces”.