Eskom has given the eight municipalities owing outstanding electricity bills until January 16 to make payment arrangements.
Yesterday the High Court in Pretoria gave Eskom the legal right to cut the electricity supply to eight indebted municipalities.
Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe, says they communicated with municipalities in November about the intention to cut the power supply from 6am until 8am, and from 5pm to 7pm if they do not pay for electricity.
We have given them this grace period to make payments or come with a plan.— Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson
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