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Rand Water attaches Emfuleni’s bank account

 

Rand Water attached the bank account of the Emfuleni Local Municipality (Evaton, Sebokeng, Vaal Oewer, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging) for outstanding debt amounting to R888 245 710.

This follows the Municipality's failure to honour the repayment agreement it had entered into with Rand Water three years ago.

In February 2020, water cuts were imposed where the water pressure was reduced from the normal average of 200 kilopascal (kPa) to 150kPA.

At the time, Emfuleni's water debt had amounted to more than R1,2 billion.

Eskom attached one of the Municipality's bank accounts in December 2022 for outstanding debt amounting to R5,8 million. The power utility also seized 25 of the council's service delivery vehicles. At present, the Municipality must rent vehicles to provide service delivery, like refuse disposal.

Emfuleni's rapid decline is entirely attributable to the ANC's sheer inability to govern the Municipality successfully.

It cannot go on like this.

Emfuleni deserves better than the ANC.

 

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