Nelson Mandela Bay Lost Over R1.77 Billion To Irregular Expenditure 


Some guys are worried that Mayor Jordaan “gleefully held soccer balls and smiled for cameras” whereas Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) lost over R1.77 billion to irregular expenditure. Guess who they are? Yep! The DA.

The party said the recent Auditor-General report has given evidence to their long held belief that NMB is the worst financial offender in South Africa.

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“With over R1.77 billion lost to wasteful, fruitless and irregular expenditure under the ANC, this enormous waste of R1,77 billion is a devastating blow to Mayor Jordaan, and finance head, Rory Riordan.

In the face of this financial meltdown in NMB, nothing could keep Mayor Jordaan from attending the PSL awards in Johannesburg on Monday evening, where he gleefully held soccer balls and smiled for cameras as NMB’s finances and budget faced a very uncertain future.

A dedicated Mayor, whose commitment to this Metro was unmovable, would have been at City Hall working on solving this municipality’s financial disaster. Instead, Mayor Jordaan once again chose soccer and camera flashes over the people of the Bay,” DA stated.

“With an already long list of broken promises,” DA went on, “the current ANC administration has all but imploded with the recent delivery of a fake metro police service, a criminal appointment to the Head of Safety and Security, no-shows at important debates, no eradication of bucket toilets, no weekly refuse collection in all wards and frequent no-shows at important meetings.”

With the foregoing, the DA called for a change that will move SA Metros forward. The party said their government will ensure that financial controls and monitoring are of paramount importance in-order to make certain that money is spent rightly on the people.

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“Where the DA governs, like in the City of Cape Town, directorates receive clean audits because money is spent properly. This is the story we need to be telling in Nelson Mandela Bay. On the 3rd August 2016, vote for change so that we can take NMB forward again,” DA charged.