Johannesburg - Pay up or the lights go off on August 4. That’s what Eskom has told three Free State local municipalities that together owe more than half-a-billion rand on overdue power bills.
They are Maluti-A-Phofung, which owes R228 million; Ngwathe, which owes R216m; and Dihlabeng, which owes R58m.
All the debts have been outstanding for more than 90 days.
“We are very serious about enforcing municipal debt management,” executive Erica Johnson said during the presentation of the power utility’s annual results on Friday.