NATIONAL NEWS - Eskom announced on Thursday that the electricity supply in Orange Farm, in Lakeside extensions 1 and 2, has been disconnected due to non-payment and the non-purchasing of electricity tokens.
The power utility said approximately 2,686 would be affected.
“The disconnection of customers who are not paying for their services has been intensified across the Gauteng province in Eskom’s areas of supply and such operations will be extended to other areas as per our operational plan,” a statement issued on Thursday reads.
The entity stated that it had instituted these measures to ensure that all customers pay for the services which Eskom rendered “and to ascertain our sustainability as a business”.
“Orange Farm is one of the areas that have a high rate of non-payment and non-buying of electricity and the utility is not in a position to continuously provide services as the non-payment/purchasing of electricity contributes to increased energy and revenue losses, coupled with increased operational costs.”
Eskom said the disconnections came after extensive engagements were held with residents requesting them to pay for services.