IN response to the rates boycott appeal, these people do not represent the entirety of the ratepayers in the Bay and should therefore not think they are the custodians of rate paying in our municipality.
I have always questioned the motive behind them wanting to cause instability in our municipality and wonder if they would have undertaken this exercise if the DA was running the institution.
It says it represents the ratepayers yet it only concentrate on the affluent areas of our city for mobilisation or is it so sectarian that it feels township people cannot contribute in its "struggle" to save the city? It is important to indicate that township people pay rates in this municipality, the same rates that were used to develop and beautify the areas occupied by these so-called "concerned residents" by the government the ratepayers association supported in the past.
Where was the ratepayers association when the people of Kwazakhele were forcefully removed for not paying rent?
I can specify many examples were these so-called "concerned residents" were nowhere to be found.
The municipality should not play games with people who have political agendas masquerading as concerned residents who also have one intention, to cause instability. The municipality should proceed with attaching their properties and disconnecting their electricity should they not pay.
Lonwabo Macfarlane, Samwu shop steward, Port Elizabeth