R1.5m bill for RDP house

A Cosmo City couple living in an RDP house is faced with a massive electricty bill.

RDP house.

JOHANNEBSURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Tuesday, it will be meeting the MMC of Finance to resolve the billing problem of a Cosmo City couple living in a Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) house.

The couple received a bill of over R1 million.

Mapule Matshine and her husband Edward, were sent a water and lights bill of R1.5 million although they use prepaid electricity and water.

The council seems to have revived a year-old disputed bill and sent the couple a pre-termination notice.

The DA's Mmusi Maimane said it was unacceptable and is scheduled to meet the council on Wednesday.

"This lady is temporarily unemployed so she should be on some kind of package.

"This is failing at the moment and still we are sending her incorrect bills."