Court halts Eskom’s attachment of municipality’s bank account — for now
But Renosterberg funds still frozen after a second judgment, leaving 800 workers without salaries
The Northern Cape provincial government has been granted an interim order to halt a judgment obtained by Eskom against the Renosterberg municipality for R93m in bulk electricity supply arrears.
The judgment, obtained in June 2021, was not honoured, prompting Eskom to obtain a writ of execution in September.
Eskom then attached the municipality’s bank account and has since withdrawn key funding, including R5.6m deposited by National Treasury and a R500,000 payment from the department of sport...