MMM continues to disconnect water 

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The city manager's team disconnecting water at government buildings due to non-payment.

The Mangaung Metro Municipality (MMM) is continuing with its radical revenue collection programme, where it has already started disconnecting the water at government buildings.

The first stop on Friday was the Lebohang Building, where the Office of the Premier is housed. The spokesperson to the Premier, Sisi Notombela, Sello Pietersen, confirmed to Bloemfontein Courant that the water of the Lebohang Building has been reduced due to non-payment.

He says that they are in talks with the Municipality on a way forward in order to rectify the situation. “We hope to have the problem solved by next week. The Municipality is acting within their rights. Those who use services need to pay for them”

The Executive Mayor, Mxolisi Siyonzana, has called upon government departments, businesses and residents of Mangaung to pay for services so that the city can provide quality services. “The City urges defaulters to make payment plans with the Municipality.”

The Acting City Manager, Mzingisi Nkungwana, is leading the revenue collection drive. The Free State provincial government owes the City R1.3 billion for services.

The team has disconnected the following departments: the Department of Police, Roads and Transport, PACOFS, and the Education SETA’s offices.

Sazly Hartzenberg

sazly@mahareng.co.za