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Johannesburg officials apologise to Nelson Mandela over electricity demand


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Johannesburg officials apologise to Nelson Mandela over electricity demand

An apology has been made to Nelson Mandela and his family after a letter demanding payment for an unpaid water and electricity bill was sent in error to his home. The letter threatened to cut off services unless the bill was paid.

The anti-apartheid hero and much revered former South African president has been in hospital since June 8 with a recurring lung infection.

The city, which has faced a barrage of complaints from residents for bungled bills, said the notice demanding payment of 6,468.48 rand (500 euros) was supposed to have been delivered to a different house.


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