Msunduzi ecstatic after receiving clean audit

2015-12-01 10:36
Msunduzi Municipality received a clean audit from the auditor-general. Pictured are (centre) Msunduzi municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi, municipal CFO Nelisiwe Ngcobo and council speaker Babu Baijoo with staff of the auditor-general’s office

Msunduzi Municipality received a clean audit from the auditor-general. Pictured are (centre) Msunduzi municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi, municipal CFO Nelisiwe Ngcobo and council speaker Babu Baijoo with staff of the auditor-general’s office (Supplied)

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Pietermaritzburg - Msunduzi Municipality finally received the clean audit they have long been waiting for and all parties are ecstatic at the news.

The announcement was made yesterday at the Sibaya Casino when the team from Pietermaritzburg met the auditor-general.

Msunduzi Mayor Chris Ndlela expressed his appreciation to the city’s manager Mxolisi Nkosi.

“He [Nkosi] has steadied the ship from where he found it recovering in ICU and has put it where it is now,” laughed Ndlela.

Nkosi said he only wished to thank his team for sharing the same vision as him in seeing Msunduzi being a healthy, good performing municipality. “We really are moving forward in all corners of council. The vegetable garden recently won an award in Pretoria last week and our Integrated Development plan received an award from [the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs]. Indeed we have come a long way but we still have bigger and better things to achieve,” said Nkosi.

Ndlela also thanked all staff in Msunduzi for being part of the winning team and urged them to continue with the good work as “it is not going unnoticed”.

The DA’s Bill Lambert said he was “absolutely delighted” at the news as he has been looking forward to hearing this for a long time.

“A clean audit for any municipality is great. Especially when you realise where we came from,” said Lambert.

He was referring to the city being placed under administration in 2011.

Dolo Zondi of the IFP also expressed excitement at the news of the city’s clean audit.

“We hope to keep it like this now. This is what the ratepayers of the city deserve,” said Zondi.

Last year the city’s financial affairs were hammered by the auditor general when Msunduzi was given a qualified audit report. The reason for the qualification was related to the mess in the municipality’s meter readings.

• kailene.pillay@witness.co.za

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