Millions wasted!!

The Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council, in the financial year 2012/13 collectively spent more than R 800 million of taxpayer’s money on irregular, unauthorized, fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

In comparison Cape Town for the same period only expended R 1, 5m on irregular, unauthorized, fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

Only 22 of the 319 municipalities managed to get a clean audit with the balance all being qualified. Two Hundred and Sixty one (261) of the 319 Municipalities employed consultants to ensure that their audit would be clean and paid R 695m to consultants and still got a qualified audit.

No municipality in the Freestate, Eastern Cape, Northwest and Limpopo received a clean audit report from the Auditor General.

An amazing R11,6bn was irregularly spent nationally of which R 3,6bn couldn’t be accounted for and no substantiating documents provided to justify the expense.

Johannesburg had R 152,2m, Ekurhuleni R 105,8m, and Tshwane R 627.2m of irregular unauthorized, wasteful and fruitless expenditure in the financial year.

Amazingly R 62bn (23.13%) has been paid out to municipal workers in salaries from a consolidated expense account of R 268bn, and with all that money spent the various councils still qualified in their financial reports for the ensuing year.

WildCatSally 2014-08-05 04:10:50 AM
Oh that would never happen in SA! How dare they report such blasphemy. We have well run municipalities, service deliveries, etc.. Oops, just woke up from a dream. "Rude awakening" Let me go back to sleep!
Caswell Mnisi 2014-08-05 07:00:16 AM
If not stolen is wasted. Nxa!
Andrea Hollender 2014-08-05 07:08:24 AM
That is why in Tshwane we pay for electricity which constantly is interrupted due to cable theft, street lights never work, the Centurion Lake is a mess and a disgrace, the place is filthy because everybody just dumps their trash, yes - amazing what our money does! Perhaps we the taxpayers/ rate payers should just decide that our bank accounts are on strike!
Reality 2014-08-05 07:30:29 AM
Just a small correction.. The title should read "Billions wasted" or "Thousands of Millions wasted"
Pootycat 2014-08-05 07:59:31 AM
Just the tip of the iceberg!
Bri 2014-08-05 08:04:17 AM
Most of the voters for the ANC don't pay taxes so they can't be bothered to find out where it goes. It is also why it is important for the ANC to ensure the people stay uneducated, how could an educated person vote that lot back in term after term. It is also why I believe that each and every single person should pay tax regardless of what they earn. Even if it is R10 a month - maybe then they will start to focus on what is going on.
Jaco Nel 2014-08-05 08:06:29 AM
Unfortunately the anc supporters doesn’t care and will vote the same again. They think this money comes from trees in the tax payer's garden.
Arie Vd Plaats 2014-08-05 08:31:53 AM
Why does the Zuma government NOT take a firm stand on this. This is their fiduciary duty. Zuma swore an oath of allegiance that this would be his task - refer to Chapter 5 and Schedule 2 of the Constitution. Due to amongst other derelictions of duties as described via the Constitution, Zuma must be removed from office.
Harley Quin 2014-08-05 10:14:17 AM
lets just plant another couple of money trees