Near R50 Million Stadium Remains Incomplete While Service Provider Wants R70M

Near R50 Million Stadium Remains Incomplete While Service Provider Wants R70M

  • Yet another stadium being built in South Africa has come under scrutiny for the dodginess surrounding its finances
  • This time, it was the turn of a sports complex out in Klerksdorp that has been brought into the spotlight
  • The tender to build the venue was advertised to build it was billed at R42 million, but the service provider is demanding over R74 million

The Matlosana Municipality in the North West province is involved in a fight over the construction of a stadium.

A tender to build the sports complex was worth R42 million, but the service provider that won the rights is now demanding R74 million to complete it.

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The stadium in Klerksdorp in the Matlosana Municipality. Image source: Daily Sun.
Source: UGC

According to the Daily Sun, the municipality has already parted ways with R54 million as per its mayor James Ntsolela. However, opposition parties said that the company chosen to construct wants an extra R20 million.

The Democratic Alliance's Johannes Le Grange said:

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They are now coming forward and asking for 20% which is already another R11 million. We say no loud and clear. We're going to say no. We're not going to allow you to have excess money. What we want now is a complete investigation. The EFF as well as the Freedom Front Plus are under the impression that there is corruption afoot in the whole matter.

Mayor Ntsolela unconvincingly responded:

"The current scope of work is 99% complete and we have a further R10 million grant to adjust the current scope of work. The adjustment of the current scope of work will include paving, lights and others."

Sundowns accused of shafting team

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The Phomolong Ladies Football Club alleged that the Brazilians failed to compensate him for the players that they acquired from his one. Mashile claims that most of Sundowns' ladies team players are from his club.

The article continued that Mashile did not deny receiving the money, but insisted that it did not come from FIFA and not Sundowns.

Mahamutsa accused of referee intimidation

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The popular Imbewu Enhle Festive Season Tournament in Daveyton proved no different. According to the Daily Sun, legendary Orlando Pirates defender Rooi Mahamutsa 'intimidated' a referee during one of the games into giving a favourable decision to his team.

He was playing for USB-18 in an absorbing encounter against Wattville United.