1,400 electricity meter boxes have gone missing at Eskom’s Customer Network Centre in Mankweng, Limpopo, according to the power utility.
“The meter boxes are believed to have been used to illegally connect houses in nearby Mamadimo Park,” said Eskom.
Two Eskom employees have been suspended for their involvement in electricity theft, while criminal charges have been laid against three others.
Dileep John, head of Eskom’s anti-theft campaign Operation Khanyisa, said the power utility is renewing its fight against electricity theft.
“Eskom views criminal activity and electricity theft in a serious light, especially among its own employees,” he said.
Eskom asked customers to report electricity theft (via SMS) anonymously to Crime Line at 32211.