Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
24 Jun 2021
5:40 am

SA’s municipalities: A well-resourced den of thieves

Eric Naki

The lack of political will among the governing elite to deal with financial mismanagement had seen a rise in poor audit outcomes.

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke. Picture: Twitter/@CoruscaKhaya

The reports of Auditor-General (AG) Tsakani Maluleke have become so predictable, you can almost tell what is going to happen the following year. This, however, is not due to the AG’s fault but our dead state of governance at the municipalities. Year after year, we hear grim reports from the AG about the precarious state of finances at our municipalities. They always paint a dark picture about the running of the councils. The latest report this week by Maluleke is not different. Once again, our municipalities had performed worse in the 2019-20 financial year audit outcomes and the Covid-19 municipal...