Oscar takes Eastern Cape councils to task


Finance MEC Oscar Mabuyane has cracked the whip at 16 dysfunctional municipalities that distorted budgets during the 2018/19 financial year. Mabuyane painted a bleak picture of the province’s local government sphere, calling it a ticking time bomb. At least 16 mayors, municipal managers and their CFOs were summoned to a meeting at the Good News Christian Church in Bhisho by treasury after adopting unfunded budgets with a net deficit of R873m and underspending on infrastructure grants to the tun...

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