Mulder: Ratepayers shouldn't pay taxes

2011-04-16 21:35
Pretoria - Ratepayers should be not have to pay taxes or their taxes should be reduced if municipalities do not deliver services, Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder said on Saturday.

Speaking at the launch of the party's election manifesto in Centurion, Mulder said that the newly implemented Consumer Protection Act (CPA) gave consumers the right not to pay or to pay less for services or goods not properly delivered.

"We want to push this principle that if I pay taxes I must get services. Why must I pay if I don't get something back?"

He said the FF Plus would be encouraging people to use the CPA to have their taxes reduced if they did not get the requisite standard of service.

He said most problems South Africans complained about were problems of local government.

He said the current policy of government to merge local government entities was taking local government away from the people.

"Mega cities do not work. In the Free State you have five dorpies that are 100km apart. That does not work."

"Local government needs to be close to the people."

The FF Plus would, he said, enter in coalitions at local government level, but never with the ANC.

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