Man mistakenly pays City of Joburg R200k

2013-03-13 08:39
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Johannesburg - A slip of the finger caused a Lenasia man to pay the City of Johannesburg R200 000, which he is now trying to get back, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Star reported that Tishor Daya had been trying since November to get a refund, after making the mistake while doing his internet banking.

The R200 000 payment was meant for the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market, but was instead made on the rates account for a property in Ormonde where Daya's daughter lives.

"It is very frustrating. It has put me into financial difficulty. This is a large amount to be sitting idle in the city's accounts," he told the newspaper.

"... They keep promising to refund the money, but it never happens. Every time I phone, they come up with new requirements."

Daya has already produced affidavits, proof of payment and written permission from his daughter to take the money out of her rates account.

The city's revenue department spokesperson Stan Mapholohela told The Star the city needed "absolute proof" the money had been paid into its account before it could do a refund.
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