Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

THE state capture inquiry on Tuesday heard testimony on alleged corruption at the Free State provincial government from John Matlakala and Jacobus Roets.

Matlakala is a supply chain management director at the provincial department of Human Settlements while Roets is an asbestos expert.

Roets’ evidence will deal with the serious health conditions presented by asbestos and that though millions have been spent on the project, people are still exposed to the dangers of asbestos, Pretorius said.

The commission’s evidence leader Paul Pretorius said the Free State contract was transferred from Gauteng and that with regards to the project at the latter province, there is no evidence of there being any competitive bidding that was done and the Auditor-General declared the “whole procurement” process of the said project as “irregular”.

Evidence will also show that no competitive bidding was done for the Free State project and that the participation and unsolicited processes were both entirely flawed, Pretorius said.



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