Electricity supply to Hartbeespoort cut, Madibeng owes R10m

The power was restored a few hours later after the Madibeng municipality paid R4 million of the R9.6 million owed to Tshwane.

Eskom has also threatened to partially cut the electricity supply to the Madibeng municipality by the end of the week if the municipality’s bill of R22 million is not settled. The Madibeng municipality announced last week that it has made arrangements with Eskom to pay up the R22 million owed by the end of February to prevent the utility from interrupting the electricity supply to the area.

The Madibeng Municipality currently owes Eskom R22 721 015.14, part of which has been outstanding since October 2014. Eskom supplies Brits and surrounding areas with electricity while the City of Tshwane supplies Hartbeespoort and surrounding areas.

In November 2014 Hartbeespoort was also left in the dark because of Madibeng’s failure to pay its debt of more than R48 million. It was restored after Madibeng made a payment of R15.2m for bulk services supplied by the city.

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