JOHANNESBURG - The Public Protector’s office will investigate whether there is any merit to allegations that the company which won a tender for Gauteng e-tolls has links to the arms deal.
Thuli Madonsela has confirmed that she will conduct a preliminary investigation following complaints laid by the Democratic Alliance.
The Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa and former South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli also lodged complaints.
In April, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria granted an interdict against the controversial project pending a full review.
Madonsela’s spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi said officials are still in the process of gathering information.
She said officials will consult with the Auditor General, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the Hawks.