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Ramaphosa says many municipalities are failing

01 September 2022

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa says malfeasance in municipalities is a threat to the constitutional order.

Ramaphosa was speaking at a South African Human Rights Commission conference on Local Governance, held in Sandton.

Only 16-percent of South Africa’s 257 municipalities have been given a clean audit by the Auditor General for the 2020-21 financial year.

He said, "political contestation and infighting, lack of skills failure to adhere to legislation, poor governance lack of accountability as well as what I would call "super corruption" are causing instability in municipalities and an eroding provision of services to ordinary South Africans...this is a crisis."

"It is the crisis of enormous proportions. Continuing on this trajectory is neither available nor sustainable... it undermines constitution promise of human dignity...it is threat to our constitutional order," the president continued.

Source: eNCA

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