Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says he is frustrated that a business linked to state capture, has won a tender from his government.

He made the comments in the provincial legislature last week, when ANC MPLs, grilled him about the tender given to Royal Security.

This company linked to Durban businessperson Roy Moodley, received a R282 million security contract from the province’s Infrastructure Department.

It is for security services over a period of two years at immovable assets owned by the provincial government.

The premier says his government can only stop doing business with such companies once they’ve been blacklisted by National Treasury.

Winde says the province has approached the national department of Finance to get details on why Royal Security isn’t blacklisted yet.

“Through our provincial treasury, we contacted the national treasury please can we understand why this company is not blacklisted. Because we have a process in the country that says if a company is guilty of such conducted and is blacklisted”.

He adds that his government is planning to build a mechanism that would disallow this in the future.

“The mechanism that gives us legal standing to actually say no to these kinds of companies. I have said in making sure that we are not caught out like the last time when we cancelled the contract because of non-tested in-court information. Of course, everybody is innocent until proven guilty”.