Representing the KwaDukuza Residents Forum, attorney Riaan Verster questioned the lack of meaningful transparency in the purchase, funded by ratepayer money.
“There will be no burden to the public while allowing us to provide critical services in a sustainable manner.”
Copper theft has been a regular occurrence on the North Coast in recent weeks.
Residents say they cannot get through to the credit control numbers listed.
Despite many promises and public meetings with KwaDukuza municipality’s electrical and engineering unit head, Sibusiso Jali, 5 years later the problem is getting worse.
The revenue offices in Mandeni will be closed until July 6 for the offices to be decontaminated.
The municipality received 6 000 objections to the draft budget.
The increase was made in spite of district municipal manager Geoffrey Kumalo telling Umgeni Water that the community could not afford such an increase.
The municipality challenged whoever started the “baseless rumour” to come forward.
While council has made substantial changes to the budget as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, residents and the ratepayer body Docrra are extremely unhappy with the planned increases, as well as other aspects of the 2020/21 budget.