Over 1 000 households get electricity despite Madibeng’s debt

Totally contradictory to recent developments, Eskom’s operating unit general manager in North West, Azwi Mamanyuha, said that Eskom had provided electricity to 1 400 households to the community of Kgabalatsane village in the Madibeng Local Municipality and that Madibeng Local Municipality was one of the municipalities in the province who paid on time, while others across the country were experiencing electricity cutoffs.

“This municipality is complying with payments of electricity, they paid us well last year and they are still continuing to do so even this year,” Mamanyuha said. “We are moving ahead and will continue to connect households, we will not be able to do so if our municipalities do not pay for their electricity.”

This, despite the fact that Madibeng owed Eskom over R90 million in December and the government had to intervene to prevent Eskom from cutting the supply to the area last month.

Eskom said that it has exceeded its electrification target in North West province by connecting 19 407 houses for the current 2016/17 financial year.

North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, who attended the occasion near Brits, commended Eskom for the electrification of Kgabalatsane, saying that the dignity of the people had been restored.

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