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Cape Town - Eskom CEO Brian Molefe is of the view that legislation in South Africa should be changed, making it standard to use prepaid electricity.

Speaking to MPs during a parliamentary briefing with Eskom and the Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises about the power utility’s tariff hike for 2016 to 2017, Molefe said prepaid electricity would go a long way towards curbing Eskom’s losses due to non-collection and illegal electricity connections.

“I know it’s been said in the media that I - Brian Molefe - am not supposed to say anything about energy policy,” he said in reference to a report that National Treasury was unhappy about his utterances on independent power producers.

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