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

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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.

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