Eskom can flip the switch on indebted municipalities, rules court

Eight indebted municipalities could be left in the dark after the High Court in Pretoria has ruled Eskom is allowed to cut power supply.

The power utility wants to recover billions of rand in debt, reports EWN's Barry Bateman.

A judge has dismissed an application by civil group AfriForum, saying municipalities must be brought to book.

The court ruled that the rights of Eskom’s consumers cannot trump its right to lawfully collect debt from owing municipalities.

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