The City of Cape Town is owed R610m by tenants and is struggling to convince people to pay rent in council-owned units.
City of Cape Town MMC for Human Settlements Malusi Booi says at the end of last month, an equivalent of 31,000 tenants had not paid rent.
Clement Manyathela speaks to Booi on how they plan to recoup the money from people.
This is one of the biggest challenges we are confronted with as the City of Cape Town. We need to recoup monies that belong to the city.— Malusi Booi, City of Cape Town MMC for Human Settlements
There are various reasons for nonpayment. Some people are doing it deliberately and we are taking some steps towards that.— Malusi Booi, City of Cape Town MMC for Human Settlements
Some families have economic challenges and we are asking that they come forward so that we can understand their situation to see how best we can assist them.— Malusi Booi, City of Cape Town MMC for Human Settlements
Listen to the full interview below...
This article first appeared on 702 : Tenants owe City of Cape Town R610m