Eskom awaits court interdict on cutting power supply to indebted municipalities

Eskom spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe, says Eskom has taken all necessary steps to notify municipalities not paying for electricity about the intention to disconnect their power supply.

AfriForum has applied for an urgent interdict in the High Court in Pretoria arguing that cutting electricity supply will punish law-abiding citizens who are paying their accounts.

Municipality is our direct customer. And they have their own customers. When we cut off supply to our customer, which is municipality, fortunately it has ripple effect on other factors.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

If they are unable to make payments, they need to come with a plan to us.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

Phasiwe says they are currently in talks with Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), National Treasury and Ministry of Public Enterprises to find a resolution before deadline on Thursday.

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