ESKOM URGES LIMPOPO, EC, FS CUSTOMERS TO COME CLEAN ON IRREGULAR ELECTRICITY USE

Electricity pylons are seen in front of the cooling towers at the Lethabo Thermal Power Station,an Eskom coal-burning power station near Sasolburg in the northern Free State province, March 2, 2016. South Africa's energy regulator said on Tuesday it had allowed state-owned power firm Eskom to raise tariffs by 9.4 percent in the 2016/17, less than what had been requested by the cash-strapped utility . REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko - RTS8VZV

Cape Town- Eskom is urging prepaid customers in the provinces of Limpopo, Free State and Eastern Cape to come clean and report their irregular electricity use.

The utility said customers who comply with this will receive a 50% discount on the once-off remedial fee.

Eskom is currently auditing all the provinces.

Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said, “We’re intentionally encouraging people to come to the open so that we can address their issues and make sure that the helper, in terms of identifying the people who have helped people, may be working for Eskom or from the municipalities.

“Or anyone else who knows a thing or two about electricity. So, we want people to voluntarily come upfront so that they can get, for a lack of a better word, amnesty.”

Eskom has been struggling to stabilize the grid, they announced on Monday that there is no planned load shedding for Monday but they warned the situation can change.

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