Maimane visits Free State to demand ANC run municipalities pay Eskom

Maimane visits Free State to demand ANC run municipalities pay Eskom

Mmusi Maimane is in the Free State today to demand ANC run municipalities fork over the money they owe to Eskom. The Democratic Alliance leader claims that the power utility is in debt largely due to municipalities failing to pay their bills.

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Mmusi Maimane took to social media today to reveal that he was in the Free State to take ANC run municipalities to task over outstanding Eskom bills.

In the post, picturing the leader of the Democratic Alliance at the Bram Fischer International Airport, Maimane claims that:

"Eskom is in R419 billion of debt, this is in large part due to ANC run municipalities"

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Briefly.co.za reported that the power entity is currently struggling to get around R34 Billion out of municipalities, with Soweto contributing a staggering R17 Billion.

With the situation at Eskom requiring government intervention, this was a strategic move ahead of the release of the party's election manifesto.

Yesterday during his 2019 Budget Speech, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced that the state will be providing the entity with a R69 billion package over the course of the next three years in an attempt to aid the worsening situation.

READ ALSO: Eskom to receive R26bn in support over 3 years but conditions apply

Here are a few of the responses to this attempt to hold the ruling party accountable:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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