Residents of Maiden Farm in Mthatha in Eastern Cape have accused King Sabatha Dalindyebo municipality of unfair collection of municipal fees.
This, after a number of unemployed residents and electricity beneficiaries, was disconnected for debt to the municipality.
Some residents say they have lived in state-subsidized houses for more than five years, but invoices were only issued a year ago.
Xoliswa Dywili says electricity in her home was cut off without warning or bills issued to her while unemployed 58-year-old Mvuyiso Mathunda has been without electricity for almost five months because the municipality claims he owes 25,000 Romanians.
“They told me I owed them R25,000. I asked them how I should pay all this money while I am unemployed. I want to ask them, from their computers, if it says I’m working. “
“They told us to pay because we are on their land. They did not tell me that they were turning off my electricity, they did not issue any statements or send anyone to tell me that my electricity would be turned off. “
Sonwabo Mampoza, a spokesman for King Sabatha Dalindyebo municipality, said the municipality would provide emergency assistance and write off outstanding debts of qualified residents.
“After a long discussion, it turned out that some people have statements that they are asking for. In the negotiations with the community, the mayor agreed that those who claim it will come to the town office with their statement to make sure that their issues are addressed. “
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King Sabatha Dalindyebo municipality in Eastern Cape accused of unfair collection – SABC News
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