Jacques Smalle MP,
DA Limpopo Provincial Leader
The DA has established that Aganang Municipality in Limpopo has purchased an Audi Q5 worth more than R490 000 for the Speaker, Noko Ntswewa without council’s approval. This is despite the enormous backlog of service delivery within the municipality.
Aganang is one of the most rural and poorest municipalities in the country where residents still collect firewood to cook and use donkey-carts to fetch water. The Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) section 16 indicates that there must be a written quotation that stipulates the condition of the purchase of goods or services but in this case this did not happen. The Council was not notified about the purchase and the tender was not even advertised which is a clear violation of MFMA regulations.
The Municipality received a disclaimer audit opinion from the Auditor General for the last three year financial years. The DA urges Municipal Public Account Committee (MPAC) to summon the CFO and ask how was this purchase processed without the council’s approval.