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prasaFin24 reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has denied reports that Eskom came close to cutting power to some of its rail routes due to unpaid bills.  

On Thursday, Western Cape premier Alan Winde said that President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan had to intervene to avoid Eskom stopping power to Western Cape and Gauteng routes.  Eskom was reportedly planning to cut Metrorail's Strand line in the Western Cape on Thursday at lunchtime, while it apparently also wanted to cut power to routes in Gauteng.  Prasa is believed to owe around R250m to Eskom.  But Prasa spokesperson Nana Zenani indicated on Friday morning that all the agency's Eskom bills were settled, and that there was no threat from Eskom to cut power to its routes.  Eskom said it was not at liberty to disclose customer information to third parties.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Helena Wasserman at Fin24


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