Unreasonable rates, taxes debts must be cancelled - EFF

2016-05-22 21:14
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Cape Town – Unreasonable debts in rates and taxes should be cancelled for the poor immediately, the EFF said on Sunday.

“There is growing phenomenon across townships where the municipalities are charging our people, in particular old age headed households, unreasonable and inexplicable rates,” said national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

Pensioners in townships were receiving bills as high as R6 000 a month and sometimes had their electricity switched off, he said.

“It makes no sense whatsoever that the poor who are on pension and child grants get charged services of so exorbitant amounts within the rising levels of unemployment.”

The EFF called on the debts to be cancelled as they believed they were unreasonable and represented “corruption”.

The party said it was planning action against these municipalities soon.

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