eMalahleni residents brace for Christmas with no power

File: Residents of the eMalahleni municipality in Mpumalanga will face a dark Christmas. It's failed to settle its electricity bill of R1,2-billion to Eskom. Photo: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – Residents of the eMalahleni municipality in Mpumalanga will face a dark Christmas.

It's failed to settle its electricity bill of R1,2-billion to Eskom.

Payment negotiations broke down and power cuts will begin on the 14th of December. 

READ: Eskom rolls out power cuts to indebted municipalities

Residents will have no power between 6 and 8 am and again between 5 and 7 pm.

Eskom said the cuts are a last resort as its municipal debt stands at around R11-billion.

eNCA

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