Cape Times

‘Name and shame’

- Mayibongwe Maqhina

ANC MP Amos Masondo yesterday called for the naming and shaming of corrupt municipali­ties if the problem was to be eradicated.

Speaking during a briefing in Parliament on the 2015-16 municipali­ty audit outcomes, Masondo said corruption remained one of the country’s key challenges.

“It will be useful to ensure that as we talk (about corruption), we actually ask: Which are the most corrupt municipali­ties and entities in the country?

“If we do that, we force focus and concentrat­e our minds on those. I know it will be a difficult thing to do,” he said.

The former mayor of Johannesbu­rg made his comments when the co-operative governance and traditiona­l affairs committee heard that there was an 86% (185 municipali­ties) slow response rate to the auditor-general’s message on improving key controls and risk areas.

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