Nyanda deal to be probed

PUBLIC Protector Thuli Madonsela has recommended that President Jacob Zuma investigate the circumstances under which a now cancelled security contract was awarded to a company associated with Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda, the DA said yesterday.

'According to the report, the award of the security contract to Abalozi by the Gauteng department of public transport, roads and works in October 2008 was irregular,' DA spokesperson Jack Bloom said.

'This was because it was awarded without any competitive bidding process and did not comply with the constitutional requirement of cost-effectiveness ...'

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