Debt amnesty for Msunduzi residents
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Debt amnesty for Msunduzi residents

Msunduzi Municipality says it is giving residents who owe the city around R2-billion in outstanding debt a chance to make things right.   

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The accumulated debt is the result of unpaid utility bills, some dating back a few years. 

After people complained about high and inaccurate bills, the municipality embarked on a drive to get its house in order.  

It has since migrated to an automated billing system that cannot be tampered with. 

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Regarding outstanding payments, Acting City Manager Neliswe Ngcobo says they are now offering an amnesty period that will see debts being reduced with no repercussions.

"We are giving them that assurance that we are doing this so that they can come forward. Based on you coming forward that you are owing the municipality, there won't a prosecution. It's going to run between the 15th of October until the 15th of January , 2019, where people will be completing some forms and allocated a reference number," Ngcobo said.

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