ANC calls for DA-led Tshwane to scrap almost R1m utility bill debt

ANC calls for DA-led Tshwane to scrap almost R1m utility bill debt

- The ANC owes an amount of about R806 999 to the Tshwane municipality in unpaid bills

- The bills are from a building in Arcadia that is home to the regional offices of the ANC

- They are now asking the City to scrap the bill because the debt was 'inherited' from previous owners

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The ANC owes the City of Tshwane almost R1 million in unpaid municipal bills but wants the debt to be written off. The approximate amount is R806 999.

IOL News reports that the Arcadia-based building that houses the ANC Tshwane regional offices was inherited from the previous owners in 2012.

Bafuze Yabo of the ANC says the majority of the debt came with the building. Yabo stated that they want the debt that was made before the ANC started using the building to be written off.

Part of the rent agreement on the building is paying a monthly rental fee and utility service but the ANC has not paid anything for services like electricity or water since 2012.

Briefly.co.za learned that the amount the ANC wants scrapped is about R500 000 and years worth of interest.

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Yabo also said they never received the bill for utility fees and is trying to find out where it was sent.

According to the rental agreement, the ANC risks being evicted because of the unpaid bills.

Lindela Mashigo, spokesperson for the City, stated that the unpaid account was given to debt collectors in order to try and get it paid.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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