Debtors: Councils want law to sue collectively

2012-11-14 00:00

THE Ugu and Hibsicus Coast Municipalities have raised with the KZN Legislature the problem of the prohibitive costs of taking legal action to recover debt.

This came up in a full sitting of the Legislature yesterday.

Finance Portfolio Committee chairperson, Belinda Scott said municipalities like Ugu and Hibiscus Coast had pointed out that if they go to court on the number of debtors in their books, the legal costs would outweigh the rates bill.

She said they need to have laws to allow collective legal action. — Witness Reporter.

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