R140m Free State website probe confirmed

The DA says it has received confirmation from the auditor-general that the R140 million Free State provincial government website will be investigated.

The DA said it requested an investigation from the AG after it emerged that the website price was significantly inflated, with indications that there may have been serious irregularities in the awarding of the tender.

In response to the DA’s request, the AG reportedly said that the website will be included in an investigation of a sample of contracts awarded by Free State Premier Ace Magashule’s Office.

“The DA welcomes this investigation and trusts that the AG will get to the bottom of this matter,” the opposition party said.

The findings are due to be reported through the regular audit process and will be included in the official AG’s report on the Premier’s financial statements.

“Massive amounts of public money cannot be used to enrich Premier Magashule’s allies in business while service delivery projects in the Free State continue to suffer,” the DA said.

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