Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
5 minute read
20 May 2021
4:17 pm

Government’s excuse for missing road millions is ‘rubbish’, says Ikosi

Sipho Mabena

The Mpumalanga House of Traditional Leadership says they are being 'taken for fools' by the government's explanation about where millions of rand has gone.

The dirt road that runs through the Katjibane community in Mpumalanga where the provincial government unveiled a R110 million project for the tarring of the road in February last year. Picture: Jacques Nelles

They mystery surrounding Mpumalanga’s missing R110 million road is deepening, with the provincial government accused of deceit involving a further R17 million from the Presidential Stimulus Fund, ostensibly meant to pave the same road. This week The Citizen revealed how the Mpumalanga department of public works, roads and transport failed to deliver on its promise to the rural community of Katjibane to tar the 9.5km stretch of dirt road connecting Nokaneng and Limpopo. Also Read: R110 million Mpumalanga road upgrade leads nowhere The community was later told the project was being reviewed and only R17 million from the Covid-19 Presidential...