FORMER National Prosecuting Authority boss Vusi Pikoli is investigating possible irregularities in the awarding of multimillion-rand contracts last year to run Nelson Mandela Bay's Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS).
This comes as the new R100-million buses are expected finally to hit the road this weekend after having been parked for about two years.
The contracts are worth more than R200-million. At the time, former IPTS project head Advocate Mhleli Tshamase, former acting municipal manager Themba Hani and mayor Zanoxolo Wayile said putting the contracts out to tender would have taken too long and there was a risk of losing a R180-million grant from the National Treasury.
It is understood the council's budget and treasury portfolio chairman, Balu Naran, questioned the transparency and legitimacy of the procurement process, saying it should be investigated.
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