ANC hit by Joburg billing blunder

2013-07-09 12:11
Luthuli House (File, Supplied)

Luthuli House (File, Supplied)

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Johannesburg - The ANC appears to have become a victim of the City of Johannesburg's billing crisis.

eNCA reported on Tuesday that the ANC received a bill stating that it owed R3.5m in unpaid rates taxes and electricity for its Luthuli House headquarters. The bill threatened legal action unless the outstanding amount is paid.

However, the ANC said its bills were paid up in full, and its account was in fact in credit.

ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza told eNCA the party had "lodged a formal complaint disputing the amount shown against what was paid. It's part of many bills sent out to many residents that was faulty".

The City of Johannesburg did not want to comment apart from admitting that the ANC does not owe the municipality any money, and the problem had been amended.

The City has been dogged by errors in its billing system since 2011, and is in the process of dealing with complaints and ironing out the problems. A turnaround strategy is in place to address the problem, according to a City of Johannesburg official.

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