28 May 2013
The IFP calls on the Public Protector to
investigate all tenders awarded to Deebo Holdings, which is
owned by Durban businessman Deebo Mzobe.
IFP Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Mr
Petros Sithole MP said, "Deebo Holdings benefited from tenders
worth R24 million in the Mkhondo Municipality for RDP houses.
The Public Protector must investigate why the company won the
tender and yet ended up subcontracting the job to Rubro Building
contractors. Mr Mzobe may have misrepresented his company's
capabilities during the tender process and this must be probed."
Deebo Mzobe also holds directorship in
twenty-four other active companies.
Sithole added, "Mr Mzobe's directorships in
those twenty-four companies must also be investigated, in order
to determine whether his friendly relationship with President
Zuma has ensured that he receives preferential treatment. In
addition, the Hawks must also institute their own investigation
into Mzobe's business dealings."
IFP Spokesperson on Human
Settlements, Mr Petros Sithole, MP, 082 743 1348
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675