Interdict against R28m tender
LIMPOPO businessman Gab Meso has been granted an interdict to stop the Molemole municipality awarding the road construction tender previously awarded to him to anyone else.
The municipality had awarded Meso's company, Matebele-Dinare Construction, a R28-million tender to tar a road between Ramokgopa and Eisleben villages in 2009.
Meso had completed the first phase and was waiting for a funds allocation for the second phase when the contract was terminated.
According to him, problems started when the former municipal manager, David Nkoana, was appointed early last year. Nkoana claimed there was no contract between Meso and the municipality.
Nkoana also re-advertised the tender for the same road, prompting Meso to take legal action.
Meso interdicted the municipality against awarding the tender on the basis that it belonged to him.
He was granted the interdict on June 7.
Nkoana was dismissed by the council two weeks ago.
Now that the interdict has been granted, construction of the road will not proceed until a judge rules on the authenticity of the contract Meso claims to have been granted by the municipality.
Molemole municipal mayor Paulina Makgato said she was not aware of the interdict against the council but she hinted that they would challenge it.