Eskom urges municipalities to pay and avoid electricity interruptions

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Eskom has announced that it has welcomed Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown’s, request to give owing municipalities until the end of January to pay their overdue amounts.

The electricity supplier has also asked the municipalities to make use of the opportunity to make good on their outstanding debt.

“As a considerate executive authority, Minister Brown generously intervened to afford the owing municipalities more time to pay, while their lights remained uninterrupted,” interim Chief Executive, Matshela Koko, said.

“I sincerely hope that the municipalities take full advantage of the opportunity to make payments and the necessary arrangements towards the eradication of the overdue arrear amounts,” Koko added.

Eskom stressed that failure to honour the outstanding debt will compel Eskom to reactivate the electricity interruptions by issuing the schedule for the next round of interruptions of the affected municipalities, on 1 February 2017.

Statement issued