Tshwane Mayor Randall Williams will address the media on Friday on accusations of exerting ‘undue political influence’ to have an unsolicited offer of R48.6-billion from an Australian energy service provider for refurbishment Williams has been accused of interference by parties, including the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s coalition partner, ActionSA.
The bid, set to be open for public participation, has not been approved yet. Mayor Randall Williams and his office are accused of exerting undue political influence to have a proposed R48.6-billion offer for the revamp of two Tshwane metro power substations by an Australian private company approved.
This is after a recording surfaced where a man believed to be Williams instructs officials to allow the unsolicited bid by a company called Kratos Consortium to go through.
Energy service company Kratos Energy submitted an unsolicited proposal – a closed offer by a sole provider not open to public tender – to refurbish, finance, operate and maintain the Pretoria West and Rooiwal power stations for 30 years.