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Steenhuisen calls out uMngeni municipality over R2.7 million guardhouse

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it wants to curb wasteful expenditure at local government level. Campaigning in Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, DA leader  John Steenhuisen went to the Currys Post cemetery where a guardhouse was erected at an alleged cost of R2.7 million.

It is a brick building with solar panels on the roof. According to the DA, it should not have cost more than R450 000. The DA says the uMngeni municipality had the guardhouse erected. Steenhuisen says the municipality should account for the expenditure.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it wants to curb wasteful expenditure at local government level. Campaigning in Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, DA leader  John Steenhuisen went to the Currys Post cemetery where a guardhouse was erected at an alleged cost of R2.7 million.

“I think what we are seeing is the repeat of the trend that we saw in the stadium in the Eastern Cape and the border fence that turned out to be a washing line. We got behind us now is the Wendy house, in the entire South Africa where does it cost  R2.7 million?

It should have cost only R250 000 or R240 000, a luxury home is R13 000 per square meter. This is the exact wasteful expenditure and corruption vehicles that are used in a municipality to line people’s pockets and when this happens it robs ordinary citizens of the services,” says  Steenhuisen.

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