SAPS deny owing Tshwane R5m in rates, taxes

SAPS deny debts of R5m in rates, taxes to Tshwane

The South African Police Service has denied claims by the City of Tshwane that it owes R5 million in unpaid utility bills.

SAPS deny owing Tshwane R5m in rates, taxes
City Of Tshwane

On Tuesday, officials from the city disconnected services at the police’s administrative headquarters.

This formed part of an ongoing campaign by the City of Tshwane to pull the plug on buildings in the city that are allegedly defaulting on payments for services.

National police spokesperson Athlenda Mathe says service delivery will not be affected at any of its buildings or service points.

“Police can confirm that the Wachthuis building is leased by the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure for use by the police service. The DPWI settles the rental payment on a monthly basis to the landlords as per the lease agreement.

“The landlords have a responsibility to pay for municipal services, on a monthly basis, DPWI then recoups such monies from the SAPS as per the Devolution Agreement. Therefore police service is not in arrears with municipal services.”



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