DURBAN – There should be serious consequences for underperforming municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal.

That was the tough talk given to officials at a one-day local government indaba held in Durban.

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Long-standing challenges plaguing municipalities, such as poor financial management, dismal audit outcomes, lack of consequence management and slow pace in delivering basic services dominated the gathering.

CoGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says ongoing blackouts threaten the country’s stability.

* eNCA’s Siphamandla Goge reports.

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