The city of Tshwane has settled its R876 million debt to Eskom.
The payment comes after the utility criticized the city for its erratic payments and rejected the municipality’s offer to enter into payment settlement agreements.
“We thank the city for the amount paid and trust that they will honor their future payments,” said Daphne Mokwena, Eskom’s senior manager of customer service in Gauteng.
Eskom previously said Metro’s irregular payments over the past year had negatively contributed to rising overdue debt, which totaled more than R46.6 billion.
“As a utility, we have a duty to make this business sustainable Conduct wisely and consistently take all appropriate steps to recover any money owed to us.”
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