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KZN councillors slash municipal debts

Politics

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal councillors have slashed their outstanding personal municipal debts by almost R1.3 million, a KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance and traditional affairs spokesman said on Monday.

Lennox Mabaso said that in January councillors owed various municipalities R1.5m for rates and other services provided.

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KZN co-operative governance and traditional affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube

“That figure is now just below R200 000,” he told Sapa by phone.

In an earlier statement he said this drop in debt had come about as a result of efforts by the province's co-operative governance and traditional affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube.

“Earlier this year, Dube-Ncube instructed municipal councils in all the province's 61 municipalities to institute disciplinary action against any councillor found to have defaulted on his or her rates as this constitutes a violation of the councillors' code of conduct,” he said.

Sapa

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