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The story: Political instability, weak governance systems, and financial mismanagement has brought the Lekwa Municipality to its knees.

A closer look: The municipality is one of the top 10 municipalities in the country owing Eskom billions. By June, debt owed to Eskom breached the R1.1 billion mark.

The result: As the municipality is buried under a mountain of debt, it is unable to service its creditors within 30 days due to inadequate cash flow.

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