Question NW4030 to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

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18 November 2022 - NW4030

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Van Zyl, Ms A M to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1)What (a) total amount does his department owe to the (i) Walter Sisulu Local Municipality and (ii) Senqu Local Municipality and (b) is the age analysis of the monies owed in each case; (2) what (a) are the specific details of the buildings in respect of which his department owes the specified municipalities and (b) is the use of each specified building; (3) whether his department has any plans to address the debts; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the relevant details of his department’s plan and (b) is the time frame in which the debts will be settled?

Reply:

1. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is responsible for the payment of municipal charges in respect of the mentioned Municipalities and the following reply is provided from the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) perspective:

(a)(i) The DCS does not owe the Walter Sisulu Municipality any amount, due to the fact that the account holder is DPWI.

(a)(ii) The DCS does not owe the Senqu Municipality any amount, due to the fact that the account holder is DPWI.

(b)(ii) The DCS does not manage the age analysis, due to the fact that the account holder is DPWI.

2. (a) The DCS does not owe the Walter Sisulu Municipality and the Senqu Municipality any amount, and therefore not in a position to reply on behalf of DPWI regarding specific details of the relevant buildings.

(b) The DCS does not owe the Walter Sisulu Municipality and the Senqu Municipality any amount, and therefore not in a position to reply on behalf of DPWI regarding the use of each specified building.

3. The DCS engages the DPWI on a regular basis regarding the settlement of municipal charges in order to limit the risk of possible suspension of municipal services.

(a) As mentioned in reply number 2, supra, the DCS does not owe the Walter Sisulu Municipality and the Senqu Municipality any amount, and therefore not in a position to reply on behalf of DPWI regarding the details of the plan to settle amounts indebted.

(b) As mentioned in reply number 2, supra, the DCS does not owe the Walter Sisulu Municipality and the Senqu Municipality any amount, and therefore not in a position to reply on behalf of DPWI regarding the time frame in which any possible debts will be settled.

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