Misuse of Funds in Limpopo Municipalities is Troubling

20th September 2013    


The IFP calls on the Limpopo MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs to urgently institute an investigation into the misuse of public funds by some municipalities.


IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Peter Smith(MP) said, “The Greater Tzaneen Municipality is on the verge of being bankrupt and a miracle is needed to get them back on track. The municipality needs R36 million just to get the cash flow back to a non-critical level and more millions to pay arrears to creditors”


Residents of Zamenkomste in the Kutama area, under the Makhado Municipality are still waiting for electricity which they were promised to receive back in 2009.


 “The MEC’s investigation must be extended to other municipalities such as Maruleng and Greater Giyani which have allocated more money to cover employees’ salaries and remuneration for councillors than for infrastructure development projects. Infighting in other municipalities amongst councillors has affected the delivery of services,” said Smith


The IFP calls for the establishment of a municipal academy for the district to facilitate skills development for both officials and councillors.



Issued by: 

IFP spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs,

Mr PF Smith MP, 083 299 9687


Or contact 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus Media Officer,

Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675