'Buffalo City Municipality mismanaged R700 million'

The auditor-general's report found R479 million in irregular expenditure in the 2014/15 financial year.

FILE: Recalled Buffalo City Municipality Mayor Zukiswa Ncitha.

CAPE TOWN - More than R700 million has been mismanaged by the Buffalo City Municipality in the Eastern Cape, according to the latest auditor-general report.

The Buffalo City metro has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent months with two consecutive mayors who have been implicated in financial irregularities.

The Buffalo City Municipality has refused to comment on an audit that shows millions of Rands have been mismanaged by metro officials.

The auditor-general's report found R479 million in irregular expenditure in the 2014/15 financial year.

Another R245 million has been written off as unauthorised expenditure.

Two former mayors have been implicated in gross financial mismanagement that is still being investigated.

Zukisa Faku and Zukiswa Ncitha have in the meantime been redeployed to Parliament.