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ESKOM SUSPENDS PLANNED RESTRICTION OF SUPPLY TO MASILONYANA
TUESDAY, 14 JULY 2020: Eskom is pleased to announce that the contemplated restriction of electricity supply to Masilonyana Local Municipality in the Free State has been suspended.  This comes after the Municipality has made sufficient payment to Eskom towards its overdue debt of R74 814 149.35 as at end June 2020.  Negotiations to address the arrear amounts continue and a payment agreement should be finalised soon.
As announced in a media statement on 08 July 2020, Eskom intended to restrict supply to Masilonyana Local Municipality due the Municipality’s non-payment of overdue debt for the bulk supply of electricity.  From Wednesday, 15 July 2020, consumers in the districts of Theunissen, Brandfort, Winburg and Verkeerdevlei would have experienced daily scheduled electricity outages between 06:00 and 20:00.
Masilonyana’s adherence to their payment agreement will be strictly monitored and a 14 days’ notice of supply restriction will be implemented should the Municipality default on the agreement.  
 
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