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Tswelopele Local Municipality averts scheduled interruption of bulk supply
THURSDAY, 26 APRIL 2018:  A payment agreement has been reached between Eskom and Tswelopele Local Municipality, resulting in suspension of the contemplated interruption of bulk supply to the Municipality on Thursday, 3 May 2018. 
 
In a public notice published on 16 March 2018, Eskom announced its intention to interrupt supply to Tswelopele Local Municipality on 3 May 2018 due to the Municipality’s failure to honour its Eskom debt totalling R33 258 224.97.
 
“Intensive negotiations with the Tswelopele Local Municipality delivered positive results, leading to a sustainable payment arrangement,” says Bibi Bedir, Senior Manager Customer Service, Free State.  “We are pleased to suspend the planned interruptions but will continue to monitor the Municipality’s adherence to the agreement.  Should they default on their payments, supply interruptions will be implemented with 14 days’ notice.”
 
Eskom supplies electricity in bulk to Tswelopele Local Municipality who then redistributes it to consumers in Bultfontein and Hoopstad. 
 
For more information and updates, customers can contact the Eskom Contact Centre on 08600 ESKOM (08600 37566).
 
 
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