Harare City Council corporate communications manager Mr Michael Chideme said they have resorted to issue 161 000 final letters of demand and 10 000 summons to ratepayers in a bid to recover $755 million.
Chideme urged ratepayers to settle their bills or enter into discussions of when they can pay to avoid being summoned to court or having their properties attached. Said Chideme:
We will also continue giving 24-hour notices to discuss payments plans. We are also distributing 161 000 final demands to warn ratepayers to pay up their bills or to communicate with our credit controllers. We have issued 10 000 summons with the Messenger of Court which are ready for distribution. We have also given the Messenger of Court 3000 warrants of execution which are ready for distribution to be followed up by attachments of property.