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Pylons carry high-voltage electricity cables from the Grootvlei power station, operated by Eskom.
Pylons carry high-voltage electricity cables from the Grootvlei power station, operated by Eskom.

Mpumalanga’s once-thriving town is swimming in debt as well as indebtedness, which it blames on maladministration and collusion

The ailing eMalahleni Local Municipality in Mpumalanga faces the prospect of another round of devasting electricity cuts in April, following the interruptions it suffered last month to its power supply.

This comes after the provincial government this week blocked a R250 million land sale aimed at securing funding for the municipality to pay the more than R1 billion debt it owes Eskom.

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