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AG flags irregular expenditure

Publish date: 07 February 2019
Issue Number: 646
Diary: Legalbrief Forensic
Category: general

* AG Kimi Makwetu has found that some water boards have not taken action against officials responsible for more than R445m incurred in irregular expenditure in the 2017-18 financial year. Makwetu revealed this in the audited financial statements contained in the boards’ annual reports tabled in Parliament. The audit reports showed that none of the boards was immune from flouting the Public Finance Management Act and National Treasury regulations. Rand Water disclosed R117m in irregular expenditure was incurred, while Bloem Water incurred R1.1m in irregular expenditure. He said effective steps were also not taken to prevent R801 000 in irregular expenditure at Magalies Water, or to prevent R32.9m in irregular expenditure at Umgeni Water.

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