The Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal has called on the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department to compile a list of councillors and municipal officials who owe money to municipalities .
MPL Roman Liptak was commenting during the budget debate on cooperative governance on Wednesday.
"As a political party in charge of more than half of the province's municipalities, the IFP can credibly assume the role of a legitimate partner and stakeholder," Liptak said.
Commenting on the recent interventions in municipalities, Liptak said they viewed it as an "indictment of how badly municipalities perform in terms of their own administration, compliance with legislation and service delivery".
He added that if they were looking for ways to exploit the generic nature of this turnaround strategy and if they were contemplating targeted lifestyle audits for senior officials in the provincial government departments, the traditional affairs department was the solution.