- The City of Johannesburg has cut off the water supply to the Sandton Gautrain station over an outstanding bill
- Amounting to R8 million, the metro is adamant that no mercy will be shown to Cedar Park Properties
- The property company has been allegedly linked to the notorious Gupta family
The City of Johannesburg has refused to return the water supply to the Sandton Gautrain station as the municipality attempts to garner payment for services rendered.
702 recently spoke to Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, who called on citizens to help push Cedar Park Properties to fork over R8 million in outstanding fees.
Mashaba says that the debacle had uncovered that the property had been gifted to the Gupta-linked company by the city:
"What is concerning is that not only do they not pay for services, it has emerged in the process this piece of real estate as donated to them by the previous administration and I am working to see how soon I can reverse this transaction."
The Citizen reports that while Mashaba felt for the passengers who had to endure the brunt of the situation, he wouldn't allow 'criminality' to continue.
The Joburg Mayor is adamant that until the R8 million bill is settled, there will be no 'special treatment' for the company.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Mashaba has spoken out over xenophobia in South Africa, adamant that citizens should be receiving apologies for having to endure the crime that follows foreign nationals into the country.
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