Municipality shut down

2011-10-27 07:35

The Port St Johns local municipality in the Eastern Cape has been shut down for not paying R10.9 million in debt.

The sheriff of the court closed the municipality’s offices on Monday after failing to abide by Mthatha High Court orders, the Herald Online reported.

Two separate orders against the local body were granted to the South African Coast Guard for money owed for services rendered at the town’s beach.

The town is a popular tourist destination.

According to the report, mayor Mnyamezeli Mangqo confirmed the closure yesterday.

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