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Sol cutting illegal electricity connections

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Sol Plaatje Municipality has commenced cutting the power supply of all businesses, tuck shops and households that have illegal electricity connections.

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SOL PLAATJE Municipality has commenced cutting the power supply of all businesses, tuck shops and households that have illegal electricity connections.

Municipal spokesperson Thoko Riet said on Tuesday that guilty parties would have to pay R8,692 to reconnect.

“This includes a tampering administration fee, a disconnection fee and an inquiry into tampering. A list has been compiled of all consumers suspected of tampering with the electrical sources and officials are in the process of verifying all illegal connections,” said Riet.

She said that this was an attempt to recoup the millions of rand that were being lost through illegal connections.

Riet added that the disconnection of accounts that were outstanding for more than 90 days had not commenced yet, although the municipality was in the process of issuing notices of disconnection to households and businesses in arrears.

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