'People are going to suffer': MPs unite to lambast state of SA's municipalities

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A man walks along a road strewn with rubbish in Lichtenberg in the North West.
A man walks along a road strewn with rubbish in Lichtenberg in the North West.
Deon Rath, Rapport

South Africa's political rivals found something that all could agree on this week, as they tried to one-up each other by criticising the state of SA's 257 municipalities. 

Following a briefing by Auditor-General (AG) Tsakani Maluleke on Tuesday, politicians from across the spectrum lambasted the financial performance of the municipalities, which are responsible for providing water, electricity, and other essential services. 

According to Maluleke, local government finances continued to worsen in the year to end June 2020. 

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