FORENSIC investigator Vusi Pikoli has released an explosive report detailing how about R8-million for Nelson Mandela Bay's new bus system was squandered on salaries, gadgets, furniture and a music concert that never happened.
In a draft forensic report given to the municipality on Friday, Pikoli also raised concerns about possible political interference from ANC regional chairman Nceba Faku with one of the companies awarded the contract to run the bus system last year. However, Faku has denied any wrongdoing.
Pikoli was appointed by the national Treasury and deputy mayor Nancy Sihlwayi in November to investigate possible irregularities in the bus system.
He emphasised that the 36-page report, expected to be tabled in council soon, could change pending comments from councillors and the various people and companies it fingered.
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