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THE high court in Pretoria has dismissed applications by AfriForum and other businesses which sought to prevent Eskom from effecting scheduled electricity interruptions to defaulting municipalities. Earlier this year, AfriForum led a group of businesses who applied for an urgent interdict against Eskom to stop the utility cutting electricity to eight municipalities that had not settled their bills.

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Eskom’s head of legal, Suzanne Daniels, said Astral, Bridgestone, AfriForum and MediClinic had sought to prevent Eskom from implementing scheduled interruptions in Madibeng, Lekwa and Kamiesberg to recover overdue debt, as it was unlawful and unconstitutional.

African News Agency