Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education owes municipalities across the province R468 million for services.
This was revealed in replies to parliamentary questions by the DA. The replies showed government departments owed different municipalities close to R800m for rates and services.
It further revealed the Department of Education was the biggest culprit and owed many municipalities, including Mpofana (Mooi River) and Msunduzi, that are barely staying afloat. It owes about 20 municipalities.
EThekwini Municipality, based on the replies, is owed more than R370m.
EThekwini has in response to the outstanding debt implemented harsh measures to recover money owed including…
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