The City of Johannesburg's Finance MMC Jolidee Matongo has welcomed proposals that councillors should not get salary increases this year. Residents were outraged by a proposal that councillors could see their salaries increase by six percent this year, while municipalities are predicting billions of rand in revenue shortfall. Matongo was presenting his Medium Term Budget speech which dropped the proposed two-hundred rand tariff increase for pre-paid electricity and put water and electricity increases at 6.6 and 6.2 percent respectively.