KZN municipality technically insolvent

2013-05-07 22:07

Durban - A sixth municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, the Umzinyathi district municipality, has been placed under administration by the province's co-operative governance department.

"Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube has today met the full council to officially announce the intervention into the ailing municipality," department spokesperson Vernon Mchunu said in a statement on Tuesday.

The municipality was "technically insolvent".

Currently six municipalities in the province are under provincial government administration.

Another department spokesperson, Lennox Mabaso, said that apart from the Umzinyathi and the Ugu district municipalities, the AbaQulusi, Imbabazane, Indaka and Mtubatuba local municipalities were also under administration.

According to the department, Umzinyathi lacked budgetary controls and was overspending.

  • lacrimosewolf - 2013-05-07 22:20

    And look at the lovely smile. Yay! Mission accomplished. Well done. How many more to go?

      godfrey.welman - 2013-05-07 22:55

      So are the Councilors now without a job and pay or are they on full pay whilst the Provincial Cadres sort-out the mess.

      Darren Raath - 2013-05-08 07:57

      incompetent and useless .thats what you are,but i suppose you lack intellect to actually understand that. is this also what the BEE ,AA candidates are like? so we have the same useless incompetence in the private sector?

      Darren Raath - 2013-05-08 08:00

      ugu muncipality is very close to been there too. its in southern kwazulu natal,port shepstone margate where we have DOUBLE of everything .2 municipalities 2 mayors 2 sets of body guards 2 useless and broke and incompetent municipalities::UGU MUNICIPALITY AND HIBISCUS COAST MUNICIPALITY.

      Brad Herbert - 2013-05-08 08:33

      I guess they spent a little too much on zuma's nkandla compound

      Leroy Reynolds - 2013-05-08 09:48

      how can they walk away from this with only a smack on the hand? Someone must pay for this no? this is millions of rands and they have gone missing under the care of these people! No work has been done and this has cost lives, tax payers and the country!

  • JMaree - 2013-05-07 23:03

    How long before we get the article... SA technically insolvent! African continent places SA under administration after anc stole every cent!

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-05-07 23:05

      That article is being suppressed until 2020, when we will realise that the NDP and all the other shiny policies are totally meaningless.

  • Ronald - 2013-05-07 23:34

    So of the 50 municipalities in KZN, 12% are under administration. Good going for people appointed because of political connections and not for skill. Perhaps the government must extend the debt amnesty to every ANC run council as they seem incapable of working in an honest way with our money.

  • Ntokozo Ka Ngcobo - 2013-05-08 05:38

    People put their interest first

  • Ntokozo Ka Ngcobo - 2013-05-08 05:38

    People put their interest first

      Riffak Traws - 2013-05-08 06:36

      Said it twice, two wrongs don't make it right.

  • Riffak Traws - 2013-05-08 06:40

    Hey people! Running a municipality is not easy. There is too much money to steal they can't loot it all at once, give them more time.

      Lionel De Frontignac - 2013-05-08 17:06

      Your nickname is not very clever, and extremely offensive.

      Lorna Murdoch-Eaton - 2013-11-25 14:57

      Oh Gees Lionel, I didn't even notice that, apparently not many others did either. Goes to show, if you look for something to get offended about, you'll find it!

  • Justin Hemming - 2013-05-08 07:11

    It should be mentioned that they are also the only District Municipality in KZN to have spent their MIG allocation. Some DM's haven't even spent half - unfortunately Umzinyathi got into a cycle where they were overcommitted, and instead of obtaining a bailout from treasury like SAA, they simply couldn't paid contractor's, suppliers and consultants alike. There is a lack of skill and competence, especially in very rural municipalities,yet they are given a big slice for capital infrastructure projects, and can't manage this properly. A real pity...

  • Don Tandy - 2013-05-08 07:59

    But then we have a president who is morally, intellectually and ethically bankrupt, trying to lead an organisation (Anarchy Nepotism Corruption) that is hell bent on becoming the most corrupt organisation on the planet, so what's new?

  • Mordikaai Speak - 2013-05-08 08:52

    All the educated managers doing there educated best maybe people with wisdom and experience should be appointed

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-05-08 10:32

    As long as the King and you know who lives in style, the rest can go bankrupt.

  • warren-rodel - 2013-05-08 10:36

    ANC run...

  • Sphiwe Dllamini - 2013-05-08 11:39

    Side effects of cadre deployment may include mismanagement of public funds, lack of basic skills and knowledge for the job, nepotism,inability to think outside the box, ability to catch a nap at work, lack of understanding of urgent matters of service delivery and the ability to think that apartheid is the cause of all problems we experience today!

  • PointBlank - 2013-05-08 12:30

    Viva ANC viva!!

  • Deepchund Ramchurren - 2013-05-09 18:20

    Nomusa, you need to increase your staff,there are more councils technically insolvent,you just haven't found them yet.With salaries of R100 000 a month for management guys who would remain solvent.A legal way of pilfering.

  • Bobby Boon - 2013-06-04 18:36

    Wow the African National Criminals are doing such a Great JOB Zuma must be Proud of the lack of Cleverness of the KZN Staff

  • Arie Vd Plaats - 2014-09-04 01:36

    Year after year the auditor General reports qualified audits in all the provinces to PARLEMENT, YET NOTHING WAS DONE about it. I was truly amazed about that attitude by the CUSTODION of our tax money!!!!!

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