Tshwane disconnects 70 defaulting households

Tshwane disconnects 70 defaulting households

Another 70 residents have been disconnected from the City of Tshwane's electricity grid and water supply for defaulting on the payment of their municipal bill.

Tshwane disconnection

The latest round of disconnections is part of the ongoing Ya Tima revenue collection campaign, which targets customers who fail to pay their municipal bills.

Along with the disconnections, the city also imposes steep fines for customers who have illegal electricity and water connections.

Tshwane's Finance MMC, Jacqui Uys, said they are also targeting some 1,500 high-end consumers who owe the city billions of rand.

“As we intensify our revenue collection campaign, I wish to appeal to residential estate managers to allow city meter readers to do their job and not block access.

“It is important that we work together, but if necessary, we will use law enforcement. I want to emphasise that the city needs revenue to deliver services and to honour commitments to creditors such as Eskom and Rand Water," she added.

In October, Eskom confirmed that the city had an outstanding bill amounting to R3.1 billion for August, September, and October 2023 with a total debt of R4.2 billion and a current account of R1.1 billion that was due to be paid in December 2023.

The city has since said they are in communication with Eskom to propose a payment plan to bring the account up to date.


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