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eThekwini offers deal for residents with outstanding power bills

The eThekwini Municipality has thrown a lifeline to residents whose accounts are in arrears.  

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The municipality says consumers can have their power supply reinstated, provided they enter into an agreement to pay their debt.   

The deposit amount and payment terms will be calculated according to what each person can afford but they would need to pay back the outstanding amount within 36 months.  

Details of eThekwini's Acknowledgement of Debt plan were released at an EXCO meeting this week.  

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The municipality's Msawakhe Mayisela says customers can come forward and speak to them about getting an affordability assessment done.

"We will do that to those who we consider to have changed from an electricity meter to prepaid electricity meter. Remember, as the city - we rely on that revenue to enable us to discharge our responsibilities," he said. 

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