Johannesburg - The Auditor-General (AG) on Friday said he failed to find all the answers to questions regarding the more than R1 billion "allocated" for the Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP) - simply because some relevant documents were missing.
On 9 June 2001, then president, Thabo Mbeki, rolled up his sleeves and planted a tree to mark the launch of the R1,3 billion ARP - a sweeping plan to regenerate the urban slum in Johannesburg that borders an affluent neighbour, Sandton.
More than a decade later restless residents are asking what ever happened the renewal project and the money.
"There was poor project planning and a lack of documentation to assess the planning of the project. In addition, the individual projects within the ARP were not effectively implemented and monitored," said Kevish Lachman, the business executive at the AG's office.
"Due to lack of documents for auditing, we could not conclude on all the questions as set out."