Emfuleni property seized as Eskom moves to collect debt

Emfuleni property seized as Eskom moves to collect debt

Eskom collects over R600 mil in property from  Emfuleni Municipality.

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The Sheriff of the Court on Tuesday seized municipal property from Emfuleni Local Municipality as part of efforts to recover money owed to Eskom.


The High Court in Johannesburg earlier ruled in favour of Eskom in its effort to collect R615 million in unpaid bills.

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The municipality owes the ailing power utility R2.3 billion.

Eskom spokesperson Sikonathiu Mantshantsha says the debt-ridden utility has been granted summons which will allow it to also collect the rest of the debt.


"Eskom obtained a judgment from the High Court in South Gauteng to collect R615 million in unpaid electricity revenue from the Emfuleni Local Municipality. So the sheriff of the court is at the building of the municipality right now.


"They are collecting moveable properties. We have issued more summons to collect the rest of the money."

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