The clampdown on mayoral gravy trains and other wasteful municipal  spending is the best news we’ve had in weeks. Almost two-thirds of our municipalities are dysfunctional or in financial distress. It was high time that firm action was taken. 

Further evidence of municipal failures is the municipal debt of R17bn to  Eskom. It seems that many municipalities collect electricity payments from consumers and then spend it on other projects. This is not just wrong, it is also dishonest.

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