King Sabatha Dalindyebo Municipality in the Eastern Cape accused of unfair billing – SABC News
Residents of Maiden Farm in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape have accused King Sabatha Dalindyebo Municipality of unfairly charging municipal fares.
This one, after dozens of unemployed residents and electricity grant recipients, was disconnected for duty to the municipality.
Some residents say they have lived in government-subsidized homes for more than five years, but billing statements were only given to them a year ago.
Xoliswa Dywili says the power to her home was cut without warning or a billing statement, while unemployed Mvuyiso Mathundu, 58, has been without power for almost five months because the municipality alleges he owes R25,000 .
“They told me I owed them R25,000. I asked them how I could pay all this money while I am unemployed. I want to ask them, from their computers, does it say I’m working. »
“They told us to pay because we are on their land. They did not tell me that they were cutting off my electricity, they did not issue any statement or send anyone to tell me that my electricity would be cut off.
King Sabatha Dalindyebo Municipality Spokesman Sonwabo Mampoza said the municipality will provide indigent relief and cancel outstanding debts of eligible residents.
“After lengthy discussions, it was discovered that some people had statements that they questioned. During the discussions, the Executive Mayor agreed with the community that people who claim so will come to the municipal offices with their statements to s to ensure that their issues are addressed.
The inhabitants of the municipality of KSD protest, accusing the municipality of unfair billing: