- The power utility says it has a right to terminate power to non-paying customers.
- Eskom is reading itself to cut off power in five municipalities in a move that will put thousands of jobs in jeopardy
- The blackouts will disrupt key services such as power reticulation and the municipalities are petitioning the office of the President to intervene
Power utility Eskom has been taken to court. The power utility is readying itself to cut off power from five municipalities whose ballooning debt has reached over R 2,7 billion. The affected municipalities which fall under Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality of the Free State town of Harrismith have petitioned the court to make Ramaphosa's office intervene in the matter. They have not serviced their debts since 2011.