FFP flags Mpumalanga tender process

The FF Plus wants the Public Protector to investigate the awarding of tenders in Mpumalanga.

The FF Plus wants the Public Protector to investigate the awarding of tenders in Mpumalanga.

JOHANNESBURG - The Freedom Front Plus wants the Public Protector to investigate the awarding of tenders in Pilgrims Rest.

A total of 17 business owners were given 30 days notice by the Public Works Department to vacate their shops, even though they claim they did not receive feedback on their own tender applications since November 2011.

The FF Plus plans to write to the Public Protector to investigate whether all the requirements were adhered to in the awarding of tenders to new shop tenants.

"They were asking way before this happened, what has happened to our tenders? They've never received feedback on that," said the FF Plus' Anton Alberts.

Mpumalanga Public Works spokesperson David Nkambule said the leases had expired.

"If somebody has not received a letter of appointment, it means he or she did not win the bid, hence the notice for eviction."