Maimane to march to Free State premier to demand province pays its lights bill

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- citizen.co.za | 7 months ago

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane is expected to lead a picket to the Free State premier’s office, to hand over a memorandum demanding the provincial government take immediate action against municipalities in the province that have failed to pay their bills to troubled power utility Eskom.

“The government needs to put measures in place to ensure that in the future municipalities collect revenue timeously and pay their Eskom bills,” said Maimane in a statement. “The top two worst municipality offenders owing Eskom at the end of last year were Maluti A Phofung and Matjhabeng in the Free State, who owe Eskom R2.

8 billion and R1.

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