Emfuleni News

Service delivery vs Overdue accounts

Emfuleni Local Municipality is taking a tough line on non-payment of accounts.

“If the balance on your latest account shows an overdue amount, you have already been scheduled for a cut-off because your account is 30 days overdue. To avoid being cut off, you must pay your account immediately. As stipulated in the Credit Control and Debt Collection by-law the Municipality (ELM) is not compelled to provide a final demand notice or provide a 14 day grace period”, reads Municipality policy.

Vandals damage electric cables in Emfuleni

Jacob Lehoko, the assistant manager of the electricity department, has revealed that it has fallen victim to acts of vandalism in many areas of the Emfuleni Local Municipality – and that these incidents are on the increase. In an interview with Lentswe la Emfuleni, Lehoko said criminals are vandalizing transformers and purging the towns (Vanderbijlpark and Vereeniging) into darkness.

At least about 6 sub-stations have been vandalized in less than six months which the politicians have slammed. The municipality's electricity department reported nearly all of substation have suffered break-ins, vandalized and copper been stolen since their inspection a month ago.

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