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Irregular govt spend balloons to over R46bn

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Cape Town – Irregular expenditure has soared to R46.4bn in the past three years, according to audit results of the national and provincial departments and their entities.

The results were released by Auditor General (AG) Kimi Makwetu, who was speaking at the Imbizo Centre at Parliament on Wednesday.

Since the 2013/14 period, irregular expenditure has gone up nearly 40%. Irregular expenditure increased by nearly 80% from the previous year, 2014/15.

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