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Mvula Trust hit by fresh scandal

The embattled Mvula Trust is at the centre of yet another scandal also involving a govt. dept.

Silas Mbedzi - Former acting CEO of Mvula Trust

JOHANNESBURG - The Mvula Trust has been drawn into a fresh controversy after the Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale repeatedly blamed it for the slow delivery of toilets.

The Business Day reported the minister laid blame on the trust and other organisations for the sanitation debacle.

National Treasury slashed the budget for the delivery of rural toilets.

This has led to a difficult time for the minister, who said the pace of delivering toilets has been unbelievably slow.

Sexwale is under fire for spending less than 10% of his budget to provide modern toilets to more than two million rural and semi-urban households.

The trust has also been at the centre of a scandal surrounding a R30 million tender.

The trust is also still reeling from the backlash it received from some of its workers over alleged non-payment.

Workers went on a march to the Mvula offices in recent weeks to demand their wages and said they could no longer afford basic necessities.

The trust also faces an investigation into a tender awarded to it by the department of Cooperative Governance.

It has yet to comment on this and other scandals.