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Residents find municipal bills dumped near city library

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Sol Plaatje Municipality says it is investigating the matter.

Sol Plaatje Municipality. File picture: Soraya Crowie

WHILE many city residents have been left in the dark after their electricity was blocked, boxes full of municipal bills were found dumped in front of the Kimberley Library, near the Sol Plaatje municipal offices.

Many of the bills were found scattered on the ground next to a leaking water pipe and some were soaked, while others were found in a nearby dustbin.

The Sol Plaatje Municipality said on Wednesday that it was investigating the matter, while also admitting that it had experienced similar incidents in the past.

Municipal spokesperson Sello Matsie said that no one had come forward to report finding the dumped municipal bills.

“The library is part of the municipality but it will always concern us if bills don’t reach residents, as has happened in the past, but we can’t just apportion blame,” said Matsie.

The residents who made the discovery last week, said on Wednesday that they did not see the need to report the matter as they knew that “no one would be brought to book”.

They indicated that the bills were for different areas in Kimberley.

Meanwhile, a number of residents have taken to social media to complain that they have not received their municipal bills for months.

One resident said that his electricity is currently blocked despite the fact that he has not been receiving his municipal bill.

Some residents pointed out that it was best to opt for municipal bills to be sent electronically to avoid such incidents.