It's time to pay for services and settle debts, Mabuza tells South Africans

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Deputy President David Mabuza called on South Africans to adopt a new culture of paying for the services they receive - particularly debts owed to municipalities.

Mabuza revealed that government departments, its entities and ordinary citizens owe billions of rands to municipalities - and warned that this was negatively impacting the municipalities' ability to continue rendering required services. The aggregate municipal consumer debts stood at R165.

5bn as of June 30, he told the National Council of Provinces on Wednesday.

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