Forensic probe dismisses claims of political interference in Afrirent tender – Mashaba

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A forensic probe into how the city of Johannesburg awarded a contract to fleet management company Afrirent has dismissed any notion of political interference or influence in the process, mayor Herman Mashaba said on Wednesday.

Mashaba launched the investigation following a news report alleging the R1 billion contract was manipulated to benefit the Economic Freedom Fighters party, which is in a partnership with Mashaba’s Democratic Alliance to run Johannesburg. In a statement on Wednesday, Mashaba said he had the previous day been briefed on the final forensic investigative report following its submission to the city manager.

“The forensic report dismisses any notion that there was political interference or influence in the award of the contract to Afrirent through a thorough process which included engaging the amaBhungane journalist who had written the original story,” he said.

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