After a thorough investigation, it was found that the treasury of South Africa’s is indeed empty for a long time. It has been discovered that the state’s owes amount municipalities approximately R165 billion.
To make matters worse, it must be taken into account that the amount is valid for up to the end of June this year.
Economic advisers, on the one hand, explain why the municipalities cannot pay their Eskom and water bills.
Opinion polls say municipalities have the full right to cut off state power at the local municipal level.
The opinion was expressed that the ANC would have to start the president by getting his own house in order and meeting his obligations and paying municipalities what they owed, as this could in turn lead to relief at Eskom.
Salga confirmed that municipalities owe Eskom about R25 billion, plus R15 billion in water consumed.