South African Municipal Workers Union has raised its concern regarding a
decision by the National Treasury to withhold reasonable share to 60
follows Treasury’s announcement that twenty municipalities owe Eskom R3.6
billion and failure to pay will result in services being cut and funding withheld.
Spokesperson Papikie Mohale said this decision is not fair as some
municipalities were given just under two weeks to settle the current accounts
owed to Eskom.
said they believe that Treasury should consider how it allocates funds more
especially by increasing funds to municipalities as municipalities are underfunded.
have also condemned the decision by Eskom to cut electricity supply to certain
municipalities which collectively owed R3.6 billion. Eskom says that these 20
municipalities are the top 20 defaulters," Mohale added.
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