The eThekwini municipality has recently been in the news over a bitter leadership battle and now that that saga has been resolved, it faces a solvency crisis.
eThekwini Municipality is owed over R11-billion for services rendered.
Some of the debt is from government departments and agencies.
The municipality said the debt is preventing them from delivering services.
At the top of the list is, Transnat, a company that runs the city’s bus fleet.
The company owes over R400-million.
The new leadership says it will collect all outstanding monies.
The debts are for services such as water and electricity.
Opposition parties are calling for tough action against transgressors.
Transnat however, denies it owes any money, saying rather that money is owed to it.