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Auditor-General still "wrestling pigs in mud"

Date: Jun 22, 2017

The Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says he is still "wrestling pigs in the mud" as Audit Report which show irregular expenditure by municipalities increased by just over 50% since the previous year to R16,81 billion

The  Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu, yesterday released the audit results of the country's municipalities for the 2015-16 financial year.  They show that the North West, Northern Cape and Free State have the worst performing municipalities, financially, in the country. The Western Cape, KwaZulu Natal  and the Eastern Cape are the provinces that received the most clean audits. 

Makwetu says 15 municipalities failed to provide their financial statements, adding that officials responsible for irregular expenditure should be forced to repay the money. 

Speaking to Sakina Kamwendo during the Forum@8 on SAfm, the Auditor-General, Mr Kimi Makwetu said that he continues to wrestle pigs in the mud; "some pigs enjoy wrestling in mud & seemingly the incentive give to get them out doesn't entice". 

Makwetu says people need to hold their municipalities accountable

LISTEN to discussion 

Economist at Municipal IQ, Karen Heese it's clear many municipal intiatives have come to halt now that LGE are over.

Click here download the Auditor General’s Consolidated general 2015/16 local government audit outcomes report


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