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Court halts Eskom’s attachment of municipality’s bank account — ...

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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

Senior reporter

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Eskom then attached the municipality’s bank account and has since withdrawn key funding, including R5.6m deposited by National Treasury and a R500,000 payment from the department of sport...

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