Municipality overpays R22m to companies

2012-07-09 10:50

Johannesburg - The Mogale City municipality has paid over R22m to companies not listed on its service provider database, The Star reported on Monday.

The municipality failed to report the expenditure to a full council sitting for its approval.

According to its report on the 2010 expenditure administrative perspective, drafted by municipal manager Dan Mashitisho, the over-expenditure happened when the municipality was preparing to host Portugal for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Mashitisho, with mayoral permission, agreed to spend R1.5m to accommodate the Portuguese team at the Valley Lodge on the West Rand.

The Democratic Alliance in Mogale City said the money could have helped the council when it was struggling financially and considering applying for a R191m bank loan to complete capital projects.

According to an auditor's report, the council spent R22m after an approved budget of R6.2m in February 2010 ballooned to R28.8m at the end of the Soccer World Cup.

The DA has refuted a statement by municipal spokesperson Nkosana Zali that the council condoned the over-expenditure.

  • kooveng - 2012-07-09 10:57

    Seems like the 'house of cards' is coming down.. How I wish I was on the Gravy Train :(

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-09 11:38

      The evidence of maladministration just seems to go from bad to worse with each passing day - is there no end to this 'rip off'?

      patrick.buckley.712 - 2012-07-09 11:50

      Around x300 houses could have been built with this money. UBUNTU!

      patrick.buckley.712 - 2012-07-09 12:04

      Actually lets add the world cup stadium and arms deal money that was wasted: Around sixty billion...... that's another 750 000 houses. But who cares, let's waste as much as we like, because we can always blame apartheid, the ultimate "get out of jail" card.

      Revelgen - 2012-07-09 12:34

      Another day, A nother N ew C orruption. And the poor robbed once again. Only when the semi-literate people of SA wake up and realise how they are daily being robbed blind by the greedy, crooked ANC, will the tables turn. Hopefully sooner rather than later, for all our sakes.

  • jack.oosthuysen - 2012-07-09 10:59

    Silly Zali says, they condone it.

  • Ian - 2012-07-09 11:00

    c'mon news 24, tell us who those account numbers really belong to, pals and family members more likely

      Squeegee - 2012-07-09 11:11

      Yes, expose the gravy eaters.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-09 14:25

      Reckon you have every right to ask Ian - but of course, you as an honest and well intentioned citizen will never be given an answer.

  • williewow.lekubs - 2012-07-09 11:00

    another cash went to the same person responsible for payments check ur facts straight and you will find where the moolah is and who it was meant for jerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      Ian - 2012-07-09 11:19

      so you saying it went straight into the persons account who was responsible for the payments, same thing, probally spent it on premium booze and parties for his family and pelle, sink the gravy train, sink the anc

  • Henk - 2012-07-09 11:02

    Hump free's family?

  • Jan - 2012-07-09 11:09

    GIMMIGIMMIGIMMIsome of the waste. Please? Pretty please?

  • gary.dalton.75286 - 2012-07-09 11:10

    Where is Mogale ?

      gary.dalton.75286 - 2012-07-09 11:32

      No really . I want to know. Thx

      marc.schnehage - 2012-07-09 11:41

      Krugersdorp, Gauteng.

      kathleen.whiteley.7 - 2012-07-09 11:54

      Inhabitants 300 000 of which a third live in Kagiso. It includes some of Magaliesberg range. Number of Councillors: 68.

      butch.poulter - 2012-07-09 12:06

      Used to be called Krugersdorp in the west rand of JHB, once voted cleanest city in the country. Now the city streets and outlying roads are in a serious state of disrepair, the place is filthy dirty and the squatter camps are growing like a cancer. Obviously no water,sanitation or electricity. Like any other city in RSA. I often look out for the mayor the restuarants he frequents and would love to ask him "If he's not embarressed by turning this town into a sh^&t hole"

      gary.dalton.75286 - 2012-07-09 12:07


      Revelgen - 2012-07-09 12:38

      @Butch - yes, filth, mess, lack of service delivery - that's the perfect sign that the ANC are in 'charge'. Actually, all they are really in charge of is seeing how much of taxpayers' money they can steal for their own pockets. Seriously, it's time to put honest, hardworking people (of all races) in power.

      don.maphosa - 2012-07-09 12:47

      It gets better, Nomvula Mokonyane is from there... corruption at its best

  • cj.venter - 2012-07-09 11:10

    what's the point of spending money on education when you can simply create more millionairs with the money the educated are providing this country... (and yes, i said EDUCATED, not white)

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-09 11:28

    Won't Zuma ever ask himself how it is possible for so many cockups in ANC run municipalities?.

  • citizen.kane.35 - 2012-07-09 11:34

    Overpays or paid over? This is poor journalism people, overpays suggests paying more than is due, paid over suggests paying for services rendered (or not)

      odupreez - 2012-07-09 11:41

      Just shows the lower level of education most of the press have, some of them can not string a proper sentence together - but they have the "jop".

  • Paulo - 2012-07-09 11:37

    another day, another mis managed council-love the new south africa.

  • kathleen.whiteley.7 - 2012-07-09 11:40

    The stolen money returns to private sector via houses, cars, soft goods, restaurants and casinos, but it does not maintain the capital infrastructure of the country

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-09 12:17

      With this mob, they are quite likely to be sending there ill-gotten gains abroad. They don't trust their own kind anymore than we do, Kathleen

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-07-09 11:40

    These stories of corruption and negligence are being pumped out faster than Zoomer can change his nappies.

  • nino.diana.12 - 2012-08-02 10:57

    Gee whizz - the missing money could have paid for part of the TOLL ROADS in Gauteng - dunno when all of this theft will end or will it ?????

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