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‘Shoddy work’ a shock
MEMBERS of Parliament were shocked by shoddy workmanship and collapsing infrastructure at the multimillion-rand “cultural centre” which is supposed to accommodate thousands of maidens who attend the annual Reed Dance.
The MPS, from the portfolio committee on arts and culture, visited the centre being built at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Enyokeni Palace in Nongoma on Thursday.
According to the plans, the R600-million project will consist of a museum, a dormitory residence for the maidens, an amphitheatre and a playground.
The MPS are now demanding to know what happened to the R130m that has already been pumped into the project, adding that “outright corruption has taken place”.
The members said their inspection revealed poor workmanship, with infrastructure already falling apart without having been used, barely two years after it was built.