"We always thought something stank"
Lawrence Mavundla has always been aware something may be stinking in the construction industry.
“We have always suspected there is something and these cartels are colluding and fixing prices,” the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce president told m24i in the wake of the tender-fixing scandal.
He says the government should blacklist companies found guilty of collusion and corruption and added the Hawks should not grant any immunity to any wrongdoer.
“They would sit around the table and plan around a tender that is not out yet, and bid as a big group with one price. You, as a black small contractor, will have no chance of getting the contract. “We can’t allow something like this to happen because they have ripped off the taxpayers and they are anti-transformation,” he said.
“Politicians are always blamed and yet they are not the ones fixing prices but the contractors,” charged Mavundla.
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