Msunduzi reaches agreement to settle R200m Eskom bill

Msunduzi reaches agreement to settle R200m Eskom bill

Msunduzi officials say there's no need for Eskom to cut power to the local municipality because it's in the process of settling its debt. 

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The municipality owes the utility a staggering R200 million. 

But, spokesperson Thobeka Mafumbatha says they've now made arrangements to sort out their unpaid bills. 

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She says illegal electricity connections and vandalism are some of the factors that contribute to their expenses.

"Any disconnections or vandalism impacts directly on service delivery because the money that was supposed to be used to contribute towards service delivery that money ends up being used to fix the problems that have already occurred." 

Mafumbatha's appealed to residents and businesses to play their part by paying their bills on time.

"We can never over-emphasise enough that we and the community at large we need to work together ensuring that the rates and debts owed to the municipality are paid in time, not just electricity alone but also water." 

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