The DA says a proposal by the ANC for Ekurhuleni to write off more than R20bn that residents owe it in rates and taxes in exchange for supporting EFF finance MMC Nkululeko Dunga’s 2023/24 budget is unfeasible and will encourage further nonpayment.

The municipality, which has a budget of R51.2bn, is effectively run by the ANC and EFF, with positions in executive mayor Sivuyile Ngodwana’s 10-seat mayoral committee equally shared among the two parties. Dunga, who is also the EFF’s Gauteng chair, is scheduled to present the metro’s budget on Thursday...

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