Tshwane residents threaten boycotting municipal rates

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Some residents of the City of Tshwane Metro have threatened to boycott the payment of their municipal rates. They say the delivery of basic services in the area, especially townships, is poor.

The residents say they see no point in paying for services they do not receive.

Chairperson of the Lotus Atteridgeville Saulsville Civic Society, Tshepo Mahlangu says, “There is a serious problem within our municipality; the Mayors can come and go, but there is an elephant in the room that keeps on stealing our money.”

He says, “We’ve got a report from the first of August 2023, where the indigents were supposed to receive their bills scraped. I saw that report with my own eyes. I was with the speaker of Tshwane and the MMC of Finance, but they are not. They are receiving money from Denmark. The Mayor has recently received 33 million from Denmark; he’s not using it, and instead, they are busy chowing our money.”

PODCAST: Chairperson of Lotus Atteridgeville Saulsville Civic Association, Tshepo Mahlangu was interviewed on SAFM’s First Take