Ms AS Fourie (SEM, Free State Provincial Treasury) said that the grants given
to Ngwathe were not reconciled. This situation would have to be rectified. In
terms of salaries, there had been an abnormal increase for the Municipal
Manager and senior management. They had discovered that figures given referred
Mr Fourie (UDM) said that one of the reasons why the stakeholders were doing as they wished was that the Minister came across as "a warm person" and that they were exploiting that. He believed the problem of the stakeholders was a serious one and that it was hampering progress.