Three FS municipalities come to the party to repay Eskom

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CHRISTAL-LIZE MULLER

Eskom says it is satisfied with the whole process followed by various role players in putting together realistic payment plans for three Free State municipalities, facing electricity arrears.

Spokesperson, Andrew Etzinger, says various government departments have been working closely with the Maluti-A-Phofung, Dihlabeng and Ngwathe municipalities to refine payment plan proposals.
 
He says relevant ministers from various government departments now need to review and sign off the plans. This is according to him a step in the right direction.

Eskom was due to disconnect power to the three municipalities earlier this month over collective arrears of about R736-million.

The disconnection however did not happen after a meeting involving the ministers of Public Enterprises and Cooperative Governance.