Rates debt: KZN department pays up

2009-11-20 00:00

THE Msunduzi Municipality, burdened with rates arrears owed by the KZN government, has received payment from at least one provincial entity.

KZN Human Settlements and Public Works MEC Maggie Govender told the legislature yesterday that over-expenditure in her housing property management programme was due to rates arrears paid to Msunduzi Municipality.

Presenting her six-month service delivery report, Govender said her department has started a programme to root out corrupt government employees abusing the housing subsidy system. She said that they have so far successfully prosecuted 614 cases and the accused have signed acknowledgements of debt for about R7,6 million.

Her department has to date identified nine housing projects to be rectified at a cost of R561 million.

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