The Limpopo provincial government is embroiled in a tender irregularity controversy following its decision to award a R585-million broadband connection tender.
At the centre of the controversy is that the tender was awarded in contravention with the State Information Technology Agency (Sita) Act.
According to a report by City Press, Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha has allegedly suspended a senior official who made it known that he would testify to the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture about possible corruption in the province relating to a R585 million broadband connection tender.
Limpopo provincial government IT officer Lesetja Mathiba has been suspended by Mathabatha.
The tender is being facilitated through to Limpopo Connexion.
Mathiba alleges that this company has no other purpose than to act as a vehicle for corruption.
Sita has reportedly written to the Limpopo provincial government and ordered it not to use the Limpopo Connexion vehicle, as this would violate the Sita Act.
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