WATCH | Construction of R2.7 million cemetery guard house in KZN questioned

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DA leader John Steenhuisen has vowed the party will audit all projects in uMngeni should it win the municipality in the upcoming elections.

Steenhuisen was speaking at Curry’s Post cemetery, outside Howick, where a guard house has been constructed for R2.7 million.

Steenhuisen likened the guard house to the Eastern Cape stadium that had cost the taxpayer R22 million.

He was campaigning in Howick where he addressed supporters at the Howick West community hall before embarking on a door-to-door campaign in Mpophomeni.

The guard house at the cemetery has solar panels on the roof that apparently don't work. The toilets have also been reported to be out of order.

Steenhuisen said the guard house was further proof that the ANC had little care for the voter.

“Within the first year of us taking control of this municipality, there's going to be an audit here,” said Steenhuisen.

He said they would ensure that there is value for money in all major infrastructure projects.

“I cannot believe this project cost R2.7 million. There has clearly been an inflation of prices.

“We also want to know who benefitted and how they benefitted,” said Steenhuisen. He added that any municipal officials who are implicated would be dealt with.

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