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Joburgers struggling to pay municipal debt can make special arrangements

The City is owed more than R23 billion in unpaid bills.

Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has appealed to residents who can’t meet their monthly municipal payments to make special arrangements with officials.

The City is owed more than R23 billion in unpaid bills.

“People are really left with no choice but not to pay us. We are encouraging our residents to come forward when they are unable to pay and we make an arrangement for them to be able to pay the amounts they owe,” said mayoral committee member for finance Funzela Ngobeni.

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