The City of Johannesburg has suspended senior officials who were responsible for processing a Pikitup fleet tender, pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct.

The City’s leadership took this step after refuse removal services were disrupted two weeks ago as a result of the inadequately managed contract.

Commenting on the suspensions Ntombi Khumalo, the City’s MMC for Group Corporate and Shared Services explained that the contract relating to Pikitup’s, non-specialised, specialised and red fleet are now the subject of investigation.

“Should the investigation confirm the allegations of misconduct, the City will not hesitate to take appropriate action,” she noted.

Khumalo added that the City has appointed officials to act in these positions to ensure the tenders are finalised as a matter of urgency and advertised speedily as an interim measure.

“The residents of Joburg can rest assured that the multi-party government is doing all it can to ensure that allegations of misconduct are addressed and services are not interrupted.

This is part of our commitment to providing a professional and efficient service to the residents of Joburg in the most cost-effective and consistent manner,” she concluded.

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