SABC News - Eskom reschedules electricity interruptions to three E Cape municipali:Wednesday 13 September 2017

Eskom reschedules electricity interruptions to three E Cape municipali

Wednesday 13 September 2017 09:52

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IEskom says in the last few days it has been engaging the affected municipalities and the provincial government regarding the pending interruptions.

IEskom says in the last few days it has been engaging the affected municipalities and the provincial government regarding the pending interruptions. (SABC)

Eskom on Wednesday announced that it was rescheduling electricity interruptions to three Eastern Cape municipalities.

The power utility says it had planned interruptions of electricity supplies to struggling municipalities that include Raymond Mhlaba, Walter Sisulu and Inxuba Yethemba. Eskom wants to recover monies it is owed by municipalities that have not paid their bills for bulk electricity supplies.

In a terse statement, Eskom says in the last few days it has been engaging the affected municipalities and the provincial government regarding the pending interruptions.

As a result, the interruptions of power supplies were put off to Friday.

“We are still hopeful that we will be able to find mutually acceptable solutions before Friday,” says Eskom.

“We firmly believe that the interruption of supply to any customer for non-payment is always the option of last resort and we will continue to engage the municipalities over the next two days in an attempt to avert the supply interruptions.”

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