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City Of Joburg Cuts Off Power At The Nigerian Consulate

“The same with The Catalyst Hotel, even though we realised that the hotel had lodged some queries on the debt, which we will be attending to. However, they paid R400 000 and were reconnected and we will proceed to address their query.”

City Of Joburg Cuts Off The Power At The Nigerian Consulate-SurgeZirc SA
City Of Joburg Cuts Off The Power At The Nigerian Consulate

Despite being denied access to the Nigerian consulate in Illovo, City Power, accompanied by the Joburg Metro Police Department, disconnected the diplomatic mission’s electricity supply on Wednesday.

City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena told IOL on Wednesday night that the Nigerian consul-general later visited City Power’s offices and made arrangements to settle the bill by the end of January.

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“The consul-general visited our Service Delivery Centre in Alexandra, and agreed to pay the deposit, with the rest to be paid by the end of the month,” said Mangena.

“The same with The Catalyst Hotel, even though we realised that the hotel had lodged some queries on the debt, which we will be attending to. However, they paid R400 000 and were reconnected and we will proceed to address their query.”

Mangena reported that the Nigerian consulate’s power had been restored by Wednesday night.

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“Power was restored late afternoon after the arrangement was made. They owed over R400 000, and they put up a R150 000 deposit,” said Mangena.

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According to him, the Catalyst Hotel owed the city R2.3 million.

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