AG: 4 KZN municipalities failed to provide evidence of expenditure

AG: 4 KZN municipalities failed to provide evidence of expenditure

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke says four municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal failed to provide evidence on how they spent their money over the 2019/20 financial year. 

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke

Maluleke says Amajuba and uMzinyathi Districts and the Inkosi Langalibalele and Nquthu Local Municipalities have been given disclaimer audit opinions. 

On top of this, the four are among the 22 worst-run municipalities in the country.

"There are similar stories, in KwaZulu-Natal Umzinyathi District R6.3million received from the national purse. R2 million left in the bank account still a disclaimer audition opinion. So some worrying signals about what's happening in these municipalities in different parts of the country."

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Maluleke's presented the key outcomes of her office's annual probe into the financial status of the country's 257 municipalities in Parliament on Tuesday. 

She praised the Okhahlamba Municipality for maintaining a clean audit for six years. 

"The reason clean audit is a priority for this municipality is that the leadership there has embraced the notion that clean audit helps them as they seek to attract the investment that allows them to maintain their infrastructure and deliver the services that support the tourism sector in that municipality."

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