DA Moves To Act On Joburg Billing System, Backed By Residents

"For many years, residents of Johannesburg have constantly received incorrect bills for basic services, while the Municipality has failed to institute credit control by ensuring those that haven't paid for services, do so.

DA Moves To Act On Joburg Billing System, Backed By Residents - SurgeZirc SA
Cllr Mpho Phalatse/Photo File: Twitter

The Democratic Alliance (DA) Mayoral Candidate for Johannesburg, Cllr Mpho Phalatse, says he will lead political action against residents’ failing billing system in the City, SurgeZirc SA reports.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday, Phalatse said residents of Johannesburg have constantly received incorrect bills for basic services, while the Municipality has failed to institute credit control by ensuring those that haven’t paid for services, do so.

“For many years, residents of Johannesburg have constantly received incorrect bills for basic services, while the Municipality has failed to institute credit control by ensuring those that haven’t paid for services, do so. The turnaround time for resolving queries has also caused further frustration for residents.

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“The march will start at the Johannesburg Council Chambers, and move down to the City’s Billing Department at Thuso House, where Cllr Phalatse will hand over a petition signed by thousands of residents calling on these issues to be resolved,” Phalatse said.

Cllr Phalatse will be joined by DA Women’s Network Federal Leader, Arlene Adams, DA Shadow Minister for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Cilliers Brink MP, DA Shadow MMC for Finance, Cllr Chris Santana, and Patrick Atkinson MPL.

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