KZN floods: Accounting heads to stay in the hot seat amid real-time auditing of relief funds

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The aftermath of heavy rains and flooding in KZN.
The aftermath of heavy rains and flooding in KZN.
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The Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) will not take over the role of accounting officers as it starts the work of auditing national, provincial, and municipal governments' spend on the flooding disaster in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.

This was the unequivocal message of Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke to the Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Flood Disaster Relief and Recovery when it met on Wednesday afternoon.

The committee was also supposed to receive a briefing from National Treasury on the government's relief and plans, but neither Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana, his deputy, David Masondo, nor Treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane was available for the meeting.

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