Auditor General must probe Makhuduthamaga Municipality

Jacques Smalle

DA Limpopo Provincial Leader

The DA has requested that the Auditor General (AG) immediately investigate the alleged payment of more than R200 000 into an ANC bank account by the Makhuduthamaga Municipality.

According to the Sowetan Newspaper, an amount of R242 193 was transferred into the ANC’s Sekhukhune region’s bank account on the 6th of February this year.

This is completely unacceptable and constitutes direct looting of the municipality’s resources  by the ANC. This is public money for use only by the municipality. Political parties cannot enrich themselves at the expense of ordinary citizens in this way.

What makes things worse is that Makhuduthamaga Municipality is one of the most rural and poorest municipalities in the country. It has a huge service backlog and needs every cent it can get to deliver more services.

This payment into the ANC account is obviously illegal and must be investigated as soon as possible.

We urge the AG to probe this irregular payment as a matter of urgency, and to take action against implicated officials and politicians. The guilty ones must be punished and the money must be paid back to the people of Makhuduthamaga.