Eskom in talks with city over bill

2013-03-13 11:03
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Johannesburg - Parastatal Eskom and the Matlosana [Klerksdorp] municipality, North West, were in talks on Wednesday about an unpaid electricity account.

"Right now, the political head and management [of the municipality] are meeting with Eskom, so they are still in negotiations," municipal spokesperson Ntswaki Makgetha said.

Once there was an outcome, the media would be informed, she said.

Beeld reported that Eskom planned to cut the municipality's power on Thursday unless it paid R91m. The total outstanding amount was R1.3bn.

Cutting the power was a last resort, Eskom spokesperson Hilary Joffe was quoted as saying.

She said the municipality had been R91m in arrears for more than three months and that no agreement had yet been reached to avoid the cut.

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