Municipality owed billions

2012-03-19 07:30

The Emfuleni municipality in Gauteng is owed about R2 billion in unpaid rates and services.

According to a provincial report on local government and housing, currently before the Gauteng legislature, the defaulters were township residents, The Star newspaper reported today.

A Gauteng legislature portfolio committee visited the municipality to find out why there was an increasing number of service delivery protests and low provision of houses.

The committee was told there was no billing system.

Emfuleni comprises Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Sebokeng and Evaton.

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