Pietermaritzburg 'may lose licence'

2012-03-30 19:00
Durban - Pietermaritzburg's Msunduzi municipality is in danger of losing its licence to distribute electricity to its 600 000 residents, the Witness newspaper reported on Friday.

According to the newspaper, the municipality's municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi told a municipal executive committee meeting that Durban's eThekwini municipality had been asked to lend the troubled Msundusi a process manager to avoid losing the licence.

He said of the 40 transformers in the city, only three could be maintained, while the remaining 37 needed to be replaced.

The municipality also needed R700m over the next five years to address its electricity infrastructure woes.

According to the report, the city's previous process manager had quit Msunduzi to join eThekwini.

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