Municipality owing Eskom R200m put under administration

2014-12-20 21:37

Matlosana Local Municipality has been put under full administration, says the North West local government department.

MEC Collen Maine made the announcement yesterday in a special council meeting following the non-improvement of the municipality’s affairs, said spokesperson Ben Bole today.

An administrator was put in charge of the municipality’s financial affairs last year.

“We have not seen any change because the administrator was not in charge of the entire municipal administration,” said Maine.

The municipality owed Eskom over R200 million and Midvaal Water over R50 million.

An administrator and intervention team would run the municipality for six months, starting in January.

A forensic investigation into the municipality was also expected to start in January.

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