De Lille rubbishes Beitbridge border post claims

South Africa

Johannesburg – Public Works Minister, Patricia de Lille has rubbished claims and responded to concerns about a controversial border post that cost R37million.

The Beitbridge fence between South Africa and Zimbabwe was erected in March to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
But the procurement and construction of the border were questionable.

“Although it was urgent that we had to repair the fence to protect South Africans, there was never an instruction to go and be corrupt. I never give instructions for people to go and be corrupt.

“I gave instructions that the border needs to be repaired as soon as possible and that’s where it ends for me,” said de Lille.

In August. De Lille said a report on the fence had cleared her name.

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