WATCH LIVE: Auditor-General releases municipal audit results

(David Harrison)

(David Harrison)

The latest report by National Treasury on the state of local government, titled The State of Local Government and Financial Management 2017, which was released on Tuesday shows that a total of 128 municipalities are in financial distress.

Last year irregular expenditure by municipalities increased over 50% to R16-billion. This year however, it increased 75% to R28.4-billion.

Watch the live feed of the municipal audit results by the Auditor-General below: