I need some advice. I bought a TV for a family member - maybe 10 years ago - and had to get a license to do so. I renewed the license once or twice but ended up giving the blimmin thing to a colleague maybe 3 years later. Someone phoned me a year after that and demanded that I pay the license. I confirmed in writing that I did not own a TV.
Someone contacted me maybe 3 years later, out of the blue, and demanded that I pay the arrears. I again explained that I don’t own one. They instructed me to go to a police station and make a statement to this effect. I never got round to it. Frankly, a fluking TV is just the one thing I don’t even think about. I had been living in a tent on the banks of the Orange River at Vioolsdrift for 6 months at that point, so it is conceivable that thoughts of TV licenses would not be abundant in that setting … yes?
Lately, I have been getting increasingly threatening SMS’s and now a threat that it is going to court or something.
I’ve only owned 1 TV in my life, and the last thing I watched on that TV was the election 25 years ago. I don’t watch TV. I don’t want or need one. What do I have to do to make them understand this? I won’t pay just because the SABC ASSUMES that if you have a household, you own a TV.
How can I make this go away? I seriously don’t have the energy to deal with these idiots.