Rochelle de Kock
FORENSIC investigator Vusi Pikoli raised concerns about possible political interference from former ANC regional chairman Nceba Faku with Lumen Technologies, contracted to develop the computer software to run the city's new bus system.
A meeting between Faku and Lumen Technologies' business developer, Wasief Chilwan, at Port Elizabeth's Beach Hotel piqued Pikoli's interest as possible interference in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's tender processes.
In a letter dated October 18 last year, Chilwan told Faku he was happy with the progress made and that he had received a formal letter of award for the R132-million Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS) contract.
Chilwan ends off the letter by saying: "Once again we would like to thank you for taking time to meet with us. We will endeavour to keep you updated on progress made."
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