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'Indigent' councillor admits not paying rates

Man earns about R40,000 a month

Noxolo Sibiya Journalist

An Emfuleni councillor who has admitted to not paying for services for seven years has blamed the embattled municipality for the undue benefit, saying this was also partly because he did not have a title deed. 

Andries Lekeletsane, an ANC ward 39 councillor since 2016, has been exempt from paying municipal services and instead lives off a ratepayers’ subsidy. According to his municipal account, Lekeletsane received an indigent subsidy for water services and waste collection. ..

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