Mabuza urges municipalities to collect their debt

Written by on 23 October, 2019

By: Lindelani Mbatha


Deputy president, David Mabuza, says municipalities must ensure that they collect all debts owed by their residents.

Mabuza had been answering questions from MP’s in the National Assembly.

According to Eskom’s 2019 Integrated Report, the total debt owed to Eskom by municipalities is R19,9 billion, this indicates 71,7% of invoiced municipal debt which includes interest.

Mabuza says municipalities buy and sell electricity to residents to make profit.

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Meanwhile, Standing Committee on Public Accounts chairperson, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, says he’s concerned about the failure of ministers to account to the committee on challenges facing Eskom and municipalities.

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