This is the first in a series of articles exposing the extent of mismanagement at South Africa’s municipalities. The series is made possible by the support of Truth First, a non-profit organisation for investigative journalism.
Two forensic reports alleging corruption and fraud. A municipal manager accused of "wanton looting", suspended with full pay for two years and counting. More than R21 million spent on a sports complex that was never built. An internal investigation highlighting control weaknesses. A list of government employees illegally receiving indigent benefits from the city. And not a single person yet brought to book.