Scopa seeks to resolve electricity debt row


File: Eskom has announced that there is a high probability of stage two rotational load-shedding from 9am until 10pm on Friday as a result of loss of additional units overnight. / Tau Zero

PARLIAMENT - Ten municipalities locked in a legal battle with Eskom have told Scopa they&39;re struggling to settle their electricity debt.

According to a statement from Scopa, the municipalities cited illegal connections and the high unemployment rate for their failure to pay for electricity.

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They owe Eskom R10-billion.

Scopa says they&39;ve been informed that businesses in those areas have made arrangement to pay Eskom directly.

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts will meet with the Inter-Ministerial task team tomorrow to discuss the issue.


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