R178 948.50 “Wasteful Expenditure” after Housing Launch cancelled

JANUARY 14, 2015

Wasteful expenditure of R178 948.50 was incurred by the Human Settlements Directorate following the cancellation of a housing project launch at Missionvale Garden Lots in May last year.

In a letter to City Manager Mpilo Mbambisa, included with the agenda for, next week’s Municipal Public Accounts committee meeting, Executive Director: Human Settlements Lindile Petuna says the launch was cancelled “due to unrest and an unsafe environment at the venue.

He says that some orders to suppliers were cancelled but that it had not been possible to do so with others, such as the marquee, tent and chairs which cost R35 000.

Petuna says the food that was supplied, was donated to charitable organisations in and around Missionvale, Korsten, Veeplaas, Zwide and KwaZakhele. - MetroMinutes.