Johannesburg - Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Tuesday accused Eskom's board of failing to honour an urgent request for a meeting to discuss concerns raised by Soweto residents about the power utility's credit control measures.
Eskom has cut electricity in some parts of Johannesburg, especially in Soweto, as the state-owned entity (SOE) puts in place stringent measures to recoup the billions of rand residents owe it.
The power utility has also decided not to restore electricity to areas affected by frequent blackouts due to illegal connections to the grid and meter tampering.
Mashaba, whose DA has run the municipality in a coalition with opposition parties including the EFF since 2016, last week requested an urgent meeting with Eskom officials.
On Monday, he had a "productive meeting" with Eskom's Gauteng officials, but said a follow-up meeting on Tuesday failed to materialise.