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DA seeks answers over R600m EC toilet tender

The party is expected to question an MEC over a tender awarded to a company with alleged links to the ANC.

The DA is expected to question an Eastern Cape MEC over a toilet tender awarded to a company with alleged links to the ANC. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape is expected to quiz a local government MEC this week about a controversial toilet tender awarded to a company with alleged links to the African National Congress (ANC).

The company was reportedly handpicked without a bidding process, to install toilets in rural parts of the province for more than R600 million.

The wife of ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe and President Jacob Zuma's son-in-law are said to be some of the beneficiaries of the contract.

DA provincial leader Athol Trollip says the MEC must account.

"We've submitted a number of questions that will be sent into the legislature on Monday for oral reply from the MEC, to ask why this company was given the contract, why they were given the contract without the necessary certification or accreditation."