ANC skarrel oor Sokopo-kontrak

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Oudtshoorn. 18 April 2012. 07h05. OO has had a call from a sharpish SARS man… It is clear that the Receiver is taking a keen interest in our Mr. Sokopo’s doings.

Details are they unfold, to be sure!

Oudtshoorn. 12 April 2012. 06h37.

Here are all the Sokopo contract stories:

A Major scandal; Sounds of silence; Exposed!; Sokopo ignores enquiries

Oudtshoorn. 12 April 2012. 06h30. OO verneem dat Mnyimba gister “in strategiese sessies betrokke was met die leierskap om die negatiewe gevolge van die Sokopo-kontrak te probeer bestuur”.

‘n ANC-leier in Kaapstad het in ‘n sms-boodskap so gesê: “Vrekbang vir kriminele klagte. n afwyking in terme van artikel 36 van wet beteken ni jy kan afwyk na n sesifieke persoon of instansie toe ni. Slegs indien di mpy n alleenverskaffer van die produk of diens is en waar n duidelike noodtoestand onstaan en n wesenlike onmidellike gevaar vir lewe of eiendom inhou.selfs dan is dit moeilik om net een spesifieke persoon of mpy te nader en toekenning te maak.”

Dit smaak OO iemand met kroonjuwele sal Mnyimba krimineel moet aankla. En die enigste kroonjuwele in die politieke arena hang aan AfriForum-leiers…

Hoe lyk dit?

Terloops, dis kommerwekkend dat tewyl die ANC-leiers bereid is om te reageer op navrae wat ongemaklik sit, die DA slegs sy flaters met verhaalkuns probeer regverdig.

Vergrype soos die BTW-herwinningskontrak kos Oudtshoorn geld, maar die DA se ruggievryf van die Bredell-Visser Municipal Dream Team kan Oudtshoorn se ondergang beteken!

Maar, soos ons oor die afgelope week of twee drie gehoor het, wat Bredell en Visser gesê het is nie wat Bredell en Visser gesê het nie.

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8 thoughts on “ANC skarrel oor Sokopo-kontrak

  1. Ai tog as SARS eers belangstel in wat aan die gang is, is dit nie ‘n baie goeie teken nie, Mnimba en Sokopo sal maar hulle dinge mooi moet beplan want die ouens van SARS is nie ” dof “. Dalk net dalk gaan SARS ‘n bietjie dieper delf oor eise wat al deur Sokopo in die verlede gedoen is en moontlik kan daar ‘n geraamte of twee vir die Valke wees om te ondersoek.

  2. New ANC tender row

    April 8 2012 at 10:54am
    By Warda Meyer
    Comment on this story

    Independent Newspapers
    Photo: Phill Magakoe.
    The embattled Oudtshoorn Municipality has awarded a multi-million-rand VAT recovery contract to the ANC’s regional treasurer in the Southern Cape.

    And the municipal manager has defended the decision to deviate from supply chain policies to award the tender to the ANC member, citing the municipality’s precarious financial position as an excuse.

    The chief financial officer had identified VAT recovery as one of the means of addressing the municipal budget deficit which runs to millions of rand, said municipal manager Thandekile Mnyimba.

    The George company which won the contract, Major General Trading CC (MGT), has two listed directors – ANC regional secretary Major Sokopo and Phumeza Sokopo.

    Confirming the awarding of the contract to MGT Business Enterprises, Mnyimba said “the municipality appointed (the company), not an individual”.

    He explained that the contract related to the review of the municipality’s VAT payable to Sars, and whether the municipality claimed all input VAT from Sars.

    According to Mnyimba, Oudtshoorn had a deficit of R15.2 million during the budget adjustment of 2011/12.

    “In an attempt to improve the financial situation of the municipality, the council resolved that the municipal manager continues to identify and implement measures to reduce expenditure and increase revenue in order to improve the municipality’s financial position.”

    The chief financial officer subsequently identified VAT recovery as one of the means of doing so.

    “…this is an urgent matter, hence an application to deviate from the normal supply chain policy in terms of section 36 of the Municipal Supply Chain Management Regulations, was approved,” Mnyimba said.

    But MaxProf, the company which until last year did the VAT recovery job, said they knew nothing about the award of the tender.

    The company’s

    Bernard Saayman denied there was an “emergency”, adding that there was “no cause for a section 36 because our company has done the review up until February last year”.

    When the initial tender was advertised last year, MaxProf was still doing work at the municipality.

    Saayman’s contract has since expired, and even though they put in a tender, he said the entire process was halted last year.

    “If you put out a tender, there’s a process that needs to be followed. We were supposed to have been notified so that we could lodge our objections within 14 days. But this did not happen,” he added.

    Commenting on the contract, ANC Southern Cape/Klein Karoo secretary Putco Mapitiza said: “We believe that Mr Sokopo has a right to do business with whomever, therefore there is nothing wrong in him doing business with the Oudtshoorn municipal council.”

    He added that the ANC was happy the municipality followed due process in awarding the tender to Sokopo.

    “We are aware of tendencies wanting to play cheap politicking on the matter. But we also want to warn people using the name of the ANC of dire consequences.”

    However, an anonymous source revealed that disgruntled ANC members had confronted Mnyimba about the tender more than a week ago.

    “They wanted answers. There was no need to deviate from supply chain policies as the matter was not urgent.”

    According to the insider, Mnyimba and Sokopo are “old pals”.

    Asked to comment, Western Cape Local Government MEC Anton Bredell said he was not aware of the VAT recovery contract.

    Although the awarding of the contract was not illegal, it could be seen as immoral when political figures benefited, Bredell added.

    The Oudtshoorn tender drama comes in the wake of a similar incident last month, when Bredell revealed that a company owned by the ANC’s Western Cape treasurer, Fezile Calana, was paid R200 000 by the Cederberg Municipality. – Weekend Argus

  3. Kaapstad – Al wat die DA tafel toe bring is verskonings en stilswye. Ek wil voorstel dat Afriforum en OBB ‘n regsfonds stig waarin die belastingbetalers geld kan deponeer om aksies teen die korrupte amptenare asook raadslede te loods.

  4. The sad part of this case is that we pay for Mnyimba and his cronies to sit in OUR MUNICIPAL OFFICES, OUR COUNCIL CHAMBER and “IN DICTATORIAL CONTROL” OF OUR TOWN AND PRECIOUS FINANCIAL RESOURCES, while they abuse OUR TIME in abuse of their salaried jobs to conspire, plot and protect their positions (R1,058,000 pa nogal) and to “wriggle” out of fraud and deception using the niceties of the “law”!

    Go back to the wasteland of Jansenville – you haven’t got a clue what you are doing – our town is not your private playground and piggy bank, or a practice ground for your personal aggrandizement as a “yes man” cadre to the ruling elite!

    WE LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY and YOU ARE A CIVIL SERVANT AND OUR EMPLOYEE – look up these BIG words, be educated and measure your abysmal credibility!

  5. Kaapst5ad net n koreksie, die DA bring en sit iets op die tafel, dis in die koeverte gemerk “Donasies”en “verskoonings”. Ek wonder nou net as Afriforum nie vervolg nie maar n ooreenkoms kan aangaan of hul die hele raad kan laat loop?

  6. Geagte mnr Baird. Dankie. Wie anders sou hierdie saak op die lappe bring behalwe u self? Dankie dat u voortgaan om ongeruimdhede aan te vat en tot die been oop te vlek, dit terwyl u teenkanting kry uit alle oorde. U het sopas julle pragtige dorp ‘n paar miljoen Rand gespaar. Terloops, wat bring die DA tafel toe? Niks?

  7. Komaan Afriforum en OBB wys die rugraatlose DA hoe dinge gedoen moet word.Wys die ANC en DA dat as jy verkeerd trap sal jy aan die pen ry en sal geregtelik teen jou opgetree word, dit is die enigste manier om Oudtshoorn van ondergang te red.

  8. Mnyimba se dae heel waarskynlik reeds getel !
    Bredell se dae definitief getel. ! Enige verdere nuus oor Bredell se moontlik komende bedanking ?

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