Broke Lekwa gets promise of salvation via Treasury intervention

Lekwa, which has 250,000 residents, has notified NMD of 55mva with Eskom but has been breaching the 67mva mark for years due to illegal connections which add more pressure to the grid.

2021-06-18 12:45:00 PM

When the cash-strapped Lekwa local municipality in Mpumalanga was put under administration recently, it was on the brink of collapse and imposed its own localised electricity outages known as “Lekwa shedding”. LindileSifile

Lekwa, which has 250,000 residents, has notified NMD of 55mva with Eskom but has been breaching the 67mva mark for years due to illegal connections which add more pressure to the grid.

18 June 2021 - 10:06Lindile SifileJournalistWhen the cash-strapped Lekwa local municipality in Mpumalanga was put under administration recently, it was on the brink of collapse and imposed its own localised electricity outages known as “Lekwa shedding”.

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