PEU admits to ‘significant over-billing or under-billing’

PEU admits to ‘significant over-billing or under-billing’

The City of Tshwane’s controversial electricity metering contractor TUMS has admitted to inaccurately billing some of the 13 000 customers it supplied with electricity since October 2013.

Total Utility Management Services (TUMS) is the implementation vehicle of PEU Capital Partners. The contract between Tshwane and PEU has been declared unconstitutional and invalid by the High Court in Pretoria last month due to procurement irregularities.

The orders of invalidity were suspended pending the determination of a just and equitable remedy. The parties have recently filed papers with their proposals for such a remedy.

TUMS states in court papers that only a handful of cases of inaccurate billing occurred, thereby contradicting statements in the city’s annual report that about 600 intensive users were affected.

 

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