WHERE lies the truth in why and how Pietermaritzburg’s commercial sector was hit with massive electricity tariff increases of well over 900%? • Msunduzi Municipality put up its electricity tariffs by 10% for the 2013/14 financial year. It started charging residents the new tariff in July, before getting approval for the increase. Nersa had recommended maximum hikes of seven percent. Msunduzi’s application for the higher increase was turned down.