Municipal disconnection drive kicks off in Ulundi

Municipal disconnection drive kicks off in Ulundi

The Ulundi Local Municipality in northern KZN hopes to recover as much revenue as possible during its new campaign. 

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The municipality started a disconnection drive on Monday, which will see it cut off homes which are illegally connected to the grid. 

The municipality hopes to also settle an Eskom debt of over R100 million. 

Municipal manager Sandile Khomo says they had no choice, as the the town has been placed on load reduction by Eskom. 

The utility began the load rotation in December due to the mushrooming of illegal connections. 

“We visited six or seven houses with the mayor, and we noticed that of those six we visited, five of those were connected illegally. Among those houses were rental houses, maybe rental flats of about nine ten, and all those are not buying electricity. 

“They were disconnected immediately, and the invoices have been given to the owner to pay the fine, as well as the meters and the usage before any reconnection can take place.” 


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