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Kannaland Municipality to start paying off R12.7m Eskom bill

This is part of the municipality’s proposal to pay R200k per month to the power utility.

Power lines leaving Eskom’s Duvha power station, 15km east of Witbank. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - The Kannaland Municipality wants to pay Eskom R200,000 a month for the next three years to settle its electricity bill.

This is part of the municipality's proposal to pay off a R12.7 million debt to the power utility.

Kannaland municipal manager Morne Hoogbaard said, "It's a obviously a much smaller amount paying it monthly, but over a long period of 40 plus months and that's what we can afford to settle the debt."

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe said the company will assess the situation over the next few days.

"We've said to them if we're not happy with the time they're taking to come back to us for the plan itself as to how they're going to pay us going forward, then we'll exercise our right to terminate their services."

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