- Mar 26, 2010
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/news/electricity-theft-claims-mans-life-16479757Electricity theft in South Africa is out of control in the country and has claimed another life. This time it's the George municipality that is investigating a fatality connected to this crime.
Corruption aside, Eskom is losing billions each year to electricity theft, and many people are getting electrocuted because of unsafe wires in areas where it takes place.
In George, a man, who has yet to be identified, was electrocuted after he allegedly attempted to connect an illegal wire from the New Dawn Park suburb to All Bricks, an informal settlement