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De Lille lowers proposed water tariff hikes in refined budget plan

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille tabled the city’s budget for the 2018/2019 financial year on Wednesday.

Read more: City of Cape Town proposing a 55% water tariff hike

The tariff increases have been reduced from what was initially proposed in the draft budget in March.

De Lille says she moved for the proposed water tariffs to be reduced following public comment and discussion.

Read: Capetonians can't afford these 'exorbitant' tariff hikes - ACDP councillor

The overall budget is R47.7 billion and it's being debated by opposition parties in the council, reports EWN's Graig-Lee Smith.

He says there was a great deal of tension visible between De Lille, her deputy and other mayoral committee members in attendance.

A large part of the budget will be devoted to upgrading informal settlements, improving basic services and improving the city's plans to address the drought.

According to Smith, 139 city councilors voted in favour of the budget and 66 councilors voted against it.

Opposition parties say it's an anti-poor budget. The EFF called it the disaster budget.

Graig-Lee Smith, EWN reporter

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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