The City of Johannesburg has caved in to public pressure and is scrapping the stiff prepaid electricity tariffs it planned to implement in July.

Funzela Ngobeni, the city’s member of the mayoral committee for finance, said on Tuesday the metro would no longer be implementing the fixed surcharge of R200 per month for prepaid residential and R402 per month for business prepaid customers during 2019/2020.

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