The official opposition made the announcement in Rosebank this afternoon.
It says this was revealed by the ANC, but the governing party has not yet commented publically.
Four DA mayoral candidates for South Africa’s largest metros, Johannesburg, Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Nelson Mandela Bay were present during the briefing this afternoon.
Nelson Mandela Bay Metro mayoral candidate Athol Trollip says the ANC revealed to them that it wasted R20 billion in half a decade.
“The DA can reveal today, following information received from the national government, that the largest ANC metros have wasted R20 billion in unauthorised expenditure over the last five years.”
DA mayoral candidate for Johannesburg Herman Mashaba says, “[Des] van Rooyen’s reply shows that ANC metros indulged in authorised, irregular, wasteful and fruitless expenditure.”
#DA Mashaba: you can imagine what one can do with R20 billion that the ANC has wasted. MR
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 31, 2016
There has been no independent confirmation of the figures.
(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)