An East London security guard got the shock of his life when he was slapped with a R2.1 million municipal bill.
Xolani Dezide 45 of Mdantsane’s NU11 now fears that he might lose the RDP house he and his two brothers have called home for 38 years as he cannot afford the bill.
Dezide is one of thousands of angry residents who have been complaining about the Buffalo City Metro billing system.
Dezide told the Daily Dispatch that when he tried to enquire about the bill he was sent from
pillar to post by officials.
“I don’t know how they got to this huge figure because we don’t even have a geyser. We use electricity for lighting and cooking only,” Dezide said.
“I fear we might be kicked out of the house because we cannot pay this debt.”