Huge deal went to own brother

THE suspended manager of Mpumalanga's poorest municipality has awarded a contract of about R20million to a firm linked to his brother.

THE suspended manager of Mpumalanga's poorest municipality has awarded a contract of about R20million to a firm linked to his brother.

This is one of several reasons Sabelo Shabangu, the Nkomazi municipality manager, has been suspended.

An investigation by the municipality's forensic unit shows that Shamacivils-Consulting Engineers won an R18million contract with the Malelane municipality - for the provision of professional engineering services - with Shabangu's approval.

Shabangu's brother, Thabo, was a member of the firm. - Alfred Moselakgomo

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