Eskom fight electricity theft

Eskom in the North West is intensifying its campaign that allows ordinary comminity members to come clean and start paying for electricity use. Residents are given three months to come clean and receive amnesty. Eskom officials visited various households at Robega and Chaneng villages to check safety and see if they comply.

Eskom’s Customer Services Area Manager, Ezekial Baruti said Eskom North West Operating Unit utility continues with the steady fight against electricity theft and non-payment by rolling out its Customer Incentive Campaign in the province.

“The campaign aims to offer a 50% discount off the tamper fine to prepaid customers who have tampered and by-passed their electricity meters, who connected electricity in any irregular manner and used illegal pre-paid vouchers instead of buying valid electricity vouchers. Customers who come forward to become clean and legal will have an opportunity to have their electricity supply normalised without having to pay the full tamper fine and the reconnection fee,” said Baruti.

Rustenburg Local Municipality Ward 2 Councillor, Sello Habi vowed to encouraged community members to comply. Habi said the drive will assist indigent members of the community from his ward to register and receive all the benefits.

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