Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has confirmed that an ongoing forensic investigation is in fact related to alleged housing tender irregularities.

The probe was launched in 2020.

Opposition parties in the council have been calling on the Mayor to release its findings.

But, in response he said investigations are still underway and matter is also in court.

Eight people have been charged with alleged multimillion-rand tender fraud in the human settlements directorate.

In March, Hill-Lewis fired the mayoral committee member for human settlements, Malusi Booi, with immediate effect, over fraud and corruption allegations.

Hill-Lewis admits there are suspicious things in the directorate.

“Now we have found evidence, we have been given evidence by the SAPS that there’s something, we not entirely sure what, but there’s something happening there. That is being fully and thoroughly being investigated. We want to figure out why certain companies keep popping up. So you have to go deep into the supply chain. You got to figure out where and who are involved”.