Masilonyana continues service delivery

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Masilonyana Municipality will continue delivering services to residents, despite allegations that the municipality is crippled by its debt to Eskom and the chemical supplier for water purification.

This is according to Municipal Manager, Ratolo Kau. It follows after the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) adopted a motion that the municipality, serving Brandfort, Theunissen and Winburg among others, should account for the water crisis in parliament.

Kau, however, says the municipality has a water supply challenge and not a crisis.

“It is unfortunate that some people would allege as such, but we have made provision to collect water from Sedibeng that we have been tankering since last week Friday.”

It is alleged that the municipality owes the suppliers of chemicals for the purification of water more than R200 000, and more than R34 million to Eskom.

Kau says the municipality is currently keeping to its payment plan with Eskom.

He says although Eskom has thus far not cut electricity supply, the municipality, on the other hand, warns residents that the municipality will soon cut electricity supply to residents who do not settle their debt to the municipality.

Katleho Morapela/Courant News