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Eskom to cut power to 5 NC municipalities over failure to settle debts

Collectively, the municipalities owe the struggling state-owned entity over R273 million in electricity fees.

Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom said that it had been trying to persuade five defaulting municipalities in the Northern Cape to pay their bills.

Collectively, the municipalities owe the struggling state-owned entity over R273 million in electricity fees.

Eskom said that it would now cut power to these five municipalities until they'd settled their debts.

Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said: “We have been engaging with them (municipalities) and all attempts have failed to recover the monies from these municipalities. Power will be cut off from 6am until 8pm.”

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