Municipality must pay Eskom R4-million a day

“Eskom is giving us until November 20 to catch up on the amount in arrears,” said Mr Kingdom Mabuza, municipal spokesperson

He said the municipality has on previous occasions made a special plea to residents and business to pay for services to enable the municipality to service the Eskom account, which has now gone above R1-billion.

“The municipality implemented load shedding to areas whose payment levels were below 30% with the hope that the situation will improve. But there has not been any significant improvement. Instead our officials were attacked and threatened with violence.”

We have again introduced an incentive scheme for customers who are in arrears and an amnesty to households which are illegally connected to the electricity network.

“Residents in arrears who pay in full will qualify for 15% discount and customers who are illegally connected will not be penalised but will be condoned and have new meters installed in the houses.”

Eskom and the municipality has previously agreed that Eskom will be paid R4-million a day to try and catch up with the mount in arrears.



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