Eskom explains why Emfuleni left them no choice but to attach municipality’s assets | The Citizen

Residents of Emfuleni in the south of Johannesburg could soon bear the brunt of a payment impasse between the embattled local municipality and the power utility Eskom. This week Eskom announced that it has obtained a judgment of R1.3 billion against the struggling municipality for its continued failure to settle its current account and accumulated arrears. Following this announcement, the municipality accused Eskom of negotiating in bad faith. Negotiations However, in a written reply to questions posed by The Citizen, Eskom spokesperson in Gauteng Amanda Qithi said negotiations with Emfuleni have taken place for years, which led to Eskom deciding…

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