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Only nine new municipalities out of 263 achieved clean audits - AG report

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Auditor general Kimi Makwetu. (Netwerk24)
Auditor general Kimi Makwetu. (Netwerk24)

Pretoria – There was little improvement in the local government audit outcomes report for the year 2015/16, with fewer municipalities achieving clean audit opinions.

This auditor general local government report was released on Wednesday. The report shows the audit outcomes of 263 municipalities and 51 municipal entities. Auditor General Kimi Makwetu spoke on the findings at a press briefing in Pretoria.

The report showed that 14 municipalities lost their clean audit opinions and only nine joined the category of clean audits. A total of 49 municipalities achieved clean audits.

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