Msunduzi’s debt relief campaign ‘a slap in the face’ for those who pay on time

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
PMB City Hall
PMB City Hall
file

Msunduzi Municipality’s decision to grant an amnesty on rates and services to bad debtors is a “slap in the face” to residents whose bills are paid up.

That’s the view of opposition parties, whose councillors tried to get plans for the debt relief campaign changed at a meeting of the full council last week.

ACDP councillor, Rienus Niemand, proposed that people who had paid their accounts for the last 12 months should get a 30% discount for the next six months. When it came to a vote, however, his recommendation did not get support from the full council.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Daily Poll
Engineers have slammed government’s decision to bring in 24 Cuban nationals to improve the country’s water and sanitation infrastructure saying it should be employing skilled and experienced South Africans. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Monday that the “highly qualified Cuban specialists” would be working as advisers at provincial and municipal level. What are your thoughts in the matter?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
I see nothing wrong, they can help train SA engineers
12% - 6 votes
The minister should be employing skilled and experienced South Africans to do the job
88% - 44 votes
Vote
Latest Issue

View the Witness in PDF

Latest Issue
Read the latest news from KZN in digital form.
Read now