Eskom wants to place Newcastle Municipality in the dark over R200m debt

The Pietermaritzburg High court has postponed its ruling over the matter involving the Newcastle Municipality and Eskom.

The power utility wants electricity to be cut off from the municipality due to failure to settle a R200-million debt, which it accumulated over the past two years.

The court is expected to pronounce on the way forward on next week Friday.

Eyewitness News reporter Nkosikhona Duma has more.

It emerged in court that Eskom had actually missed the deadline to file some of the papers that were needed for today's proceedings.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - Eyewitness News

The Newcastle Municipality has indicated that it does want to have a payment agreement with Eskom but Eskom says look, we've had payment agreements with Newcastle and they are simply not paying.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - Eyewitness News

They are saying they want Newcastle to be placed in the dark if they fail to pay.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - Eyewitness News

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