Mayor promises to address eThekwini issues

2011-07-30 10:01

Durban - The eThekwini municipality was dealing with concerns raised by Auditor General Terence Nombembe during his 2009/2010 report, mayor James Nxumalo said on Friday.

"We have agreed on an action plan to deal with the issues raised by Nombembe," he said.

Nxumalo was addressing a meeting of mayors of 19 municipalities that were fingered in Nombembe's 2009/10 report for wasteful expenditure.

They were summoned by Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube to explain what they were doing to rectify issues mentioned in the report.

A forensic auditing firm was appointed early this year to probe fraud, corruption and maladministration allegations in the eThekwini municipality. The allegations relate to the awarding of tenders.

Nombembe's 2009/10 report indicated R532m had been spent irregularly in the municipality, which runs the city of Durban.

The municipality failed to comply with supply chain management policies for infrastructure and housing projects.

There were also irregularities in the awarding of contracts, payments and performance management of telecommunications.

Nxumalo said his municipality had held a meeting with the auditor general last month where it was agreed to formulate a drastic action plan.

During the meeting, Dube asked each mayor to explain how the municipalities were dealing with the issues raised by Nombembe.

Dube said the aim of the meeting had been to make sure that municipalities complied by submitting financial statements.

  • Robnob - 2011-07-30 10:24

    "fraud, corruption and maladministration" The cornerstone of ANC run municipalities. Viva ANC! Viva.

      GT - 2011-07-30 10:39

      why are they talking? Why are they not arresting? the report will show where the fraud is and the people involved. It beggars belief that they are not putting people in jail.

      grant9 - 2011-07-30 11:13

      @GT. Agreed. Also there is no mention of any plans to recover money.

  • Mr G - 2011-07-30 10:39

    Mike what are you doing !

      Robnob - 2011-07-30 11:48

      Nothing, he is merely a political puppet.

      Creeky - 2011-07-30 13:42

      If these "REPORTS" finger people for "EASTEFUL EXPENDITURE".... Surely there HAS TO BE A SIGNATURE on the said DOCUMENTS... FInd the people that 'SIGNED" the said documents and TAKE THE MONEY BACK!!!!!! Surely it cannot be that DIFFICULT!!!!!!!!!!

      Creeky - 2011-07-30 13:42


  • letsee - 2011-07-30 10:47

    The people that were part of creating a problem are not the people capable to fix it. The Mayor's statement is all he could say but there is no vision or stratey. I'm ashamed of being an African.

      Marcell - 2011-07-30 12:22

      I'm proud to be a white South African. In the end you get what you voted for!

  • Ian - 2011-07-30 10:59

    sure you will and the fat jelli tot will go on R70.000 3 days holidays will his drinking pals and take kfc to murderers in prison so ya we believe you

  • Bert - 2011-07-30 11:05

    Wasteful? Western Cape's Oudtshoorn is one of the worst maladministrated municipalities. Corruption, theft, you name it. The ANC still want to pay the convicted ex-municipal manager millions for his time on probation. Did I mention he was a minister before his new faith of stealing tax payers money?

      allie - 2011-07-30 11:59

      Get some dirt on the vark and rapport him to the NPA.

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-07-30 11:20

    "eThekwini" Whenever i see that word i get the image of "Etwinkie"

  • umhlopo - 2011-07-30 13:11

    I was born and grew up in durban,these useless oxygen thieves have screwed up a lovely city.

      Gundaan - 2011-07-30 13:41

      Next to the ANc , eThekwini Municipality is the second biggest organised crime syndicate in the country .

  • george60 - 2011-07-30 14:15

    By James, do you have other ideas in mind, for sure you are appointed to do the job and sort out the rot and hand the guilty ones over to Willie Hofmeyr, hopefully he will still be around?. Show the other ANC run municipalities how it suppose to be done.No grafting under your command please, Zuma and Malema are watching you, they don't like competition!!

  • Anonymous123 - 2011-07-30 14:18

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  • v3 - 2011-07-30 16:06

    So, who got fired?

  • Douglas Hendry - 2011-07-30 18:48

    We want to know who the villains are. They need to be publicly named, and then let the poor people know where these people live.Let those who have been kept in poverty by these leeches show them how they feel

  • thulani.thabethe - 2011-07-30 20:21

    sick and tired of this... corruption and nepotism.must b put to n end!! not to blame ANC, people incharge. the ANC is nw coming with strategies to deal with an outcm....@ oll negetive thinkers, SA is for all who live on it. we oll need to join hands together for the better future of ths country, stop pointing fingers. dt is axctly d same as the barking of the teethless dog.

      Creeky - 2011-07-31 05:21

      ???????? Where did you learn to spell? Major problem Bru...

  • Anonymous123 - 2011-07-30 21:34

    I promise to pay my car installments and taxes o.k. ;)

  • Mark - 2011-07-31 09:11

    How more corrupt can the ANC get. The ANC wants to be player and referee in several of the issues affecting the country. The very officials that are involved in corruption fraud and maladministration host a meeting to deal with the merits of such behaviour. Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube should also explain to the public her role in the awarding of tenders during her term of office as Speaker of the Ethekwini Municipality

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