Monday, August 5, 2013

Johannesburg 'threatens' legal action against Nelson Mandela

This City of Joburg notice threatens to cut services to Nelson Mandela's Houghton home unless an amount of R6,468.48 in arrears is settled.

JOHANNESBURG – The City of Johannesburg is trying to find out whether former President Nelson Mandela owes it more than R 6 000.00 for services.
Eyewitness News is in possession of a copy of a pre-termination notice dated 1 August that was stuck to the elder statesman’s Houghton home over the weekend.
The notice states that his account has been in arrears for over 30 days. It also indicates that his services will be cut off and legal action taken unless the amount, listed as R 6,468.48, is settled within 14 days.
City Power has not confirmed whether his account is actually in arrears. It has also not ruled out the possibility that the notice was stuck to the wrong door or is a case of irregular billing.
The city has been plagued by billing problems over the past few years with many customers laying complaints for incorrect statements or being over-charged.

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