Back in 2006, a relatively unknown construction company lodged papers at the Durban High Court, suing the South African government. PG Mavundla Engineering felt aggrieved after having lost out on the bid to build the Durban iconic stadium, Moses Mabhida.
In the court papers the company claimed that its consortium, which included a leading Italian construction company had not only submitted a competitive bid but had also quoted the lowest price for the construction of the stadium.
The case was withdrawn before the court could adjudicate on the matter, word was that the provincial ANC government had reached an out of court settlement with the company, the details of which were never made public.
However, the company continued to grow, not only in its profile but also in its construction grading as it scored contracts in major infrastructure projects, including at Eskom.
From 2006, fast forward to Thursday, 24 November 2021, Philani Godfrey Mavundla was elected as the deputy mayor of the eThekwini Municipality. Mavundla shot to fame as a generous former president Jacob Zuma benefactor and fervent follower of Zuma.
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