Johannesburg - The financial affairs of the City of Cape Town are deteriorating, Cosatu said on Tuesday.
"The (Auditor General's [AG]) report... highlights
abuse of tender regulations by council politicians and the families of
officials in the city," Congress of SA Trade Unions Western Cape
provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich said in a statement.
"The spending of the capital budget again lags far
behind the budgeted amounts and is in many respects the reasons for
increased service delivery protest in the city."
The City of Cape Town failed to receive a clean audit from the AG.
Only 5% of the country's municipalities
obtained clean audit reports in the 2011/2012 financial year, AG Terence
Nombembe disclosed on Monday.
Of the Western Cape's 30 municipalities, only the West
Coast district municipality and the Swartland local municipality
received clean audits.
One of the biggest reasons was the awarding of tenders to bidders linked to the City of Cape Town, according to the report.
Ehrenreich claimed the city's finances had deteriorated under mayoral committee member for finance Ian Neilson.
"Cosatu calls for his removal from the finance portfolio due to incompetence," he said.
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