KwaZulu-Natal’s traditional authorities have failed to account for more than R11-million in levies collected by the province’s amakhosi from their subjects during the past financial year.
They were also unable to account for more than R15-million in property under their control, according to the 2017-2018 annual report of the Traditional Levies and Trust Account.
The report was submitted to the KwaZulu-Natal legislature this week by the MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube.
Co-operative governance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said the audit was disappointing. (Mandla Mkhize)
Poor accounting systems and a strike by the secretaries of the province’s tribal councils resulted in the auditor general’s office issuing a qualified audit outcome against the entity.
The more than 350 secretaries, who receive a government stipend of R1 600 a month, want the department to pay them R12 000 instead, which the co-operative gover