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Monday, 23 April 2012
Billions blown by E Cape municipalities
It is mostly the smaller municipalities who are the biggest culprits, misspending close to R3-billion.
Makana Municipality – which spent more than R47-million in unauthorised expenditure – tops the list. The Grahamstown-based council, which had an operating budget of R326m in the last financial year, also blew R10.8m in irregular expenditure, while a further R2.4m was lost through fruitless and wasteful expenditure.
Buffalo City Metro tops the list of municipalities with irregular spending, closely followed by O R Tambo DM. BCM misspent R349.3m in irregular expenditure, O R Tambo district R325.4m and KSD R125.9m.
Source: Asanda Nini, Daily Dispatch