News24: Eskom loses court battle to cut off electricity in municipality


Three chambers of commerce in Mpumalanga have won a court battle that has resulted in the review and setting aside of Eskom’s “catastrophic” supply interruptions in the Thaba Chweu Local Municipality because of unpaid accounts.

“The decision of Eskom to schedule interrupted electricity cuts is reviewed and set aside,” Gauteng High Court Judge Wendy Hughes ruled on Thursday.

There were two reviews before the High Court – one brought by the three chambers of commerce against the Thaba Chweu municipality and another brought by Resilient Properties Propriety against the eMalahleni municipality.

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by News24 –