Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile said that nine out of 11 municipalities in the province were at risk of degenerating to a dysfunctional level.
The MEC cited the Auditor-General's report on municipalities which showed regression and He has since established a committee to investigate these problems.
He further said unacceptable high levels of wasteful expenditure are emerging in metros, with Tshwane topping the list.
“There are lot of issues relating to supply chain processes not being followed. There’s wasteful, fruitless, unauthorized and irregular expenditure and the number of those transactions have increased drastically which is a cause of concern for us hence we wrote to the municipality and asked them to give a plan on how to deal with the issue and we will also support them.”