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protestDaily News writes that eThekwini Revenue Management Services (RMS) employees are unable to explain the huge municipal bills to enquiring ratepayers, which led to them picketing recently at the revenue services unit demanding to be addressed by management.  

Queen Mbatha of the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu) said their members were frustrated by the municipality’s lack of urgency to resolve the billing issue, which has seen ratepayers receiving inconsistent and inflated municipal bills for electricity and water usage.  “The community is unhappy and they take their frustration out on our members, so that’s why they demanded to be addressed by the management on Tuesday,” said Mbatha.  She added that they had given the municipality until month-end to advise how best the system could work.  An unnamed Imatu member said it was frustrating when they could not explain to customers why bills had escalated and that it was “punishment coming to this place in the morning knowing that you will be bombarded with questions that you have no answers to.”

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