Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 20-09-2019
City Power says cable theft in Johannesburg is on the rise, costing the city millions of Rands and urged residents to be cautious.
This comes after the body of a man was found at Westfield substation near Modderfontein on Friday.
It’s suspected the suspect tried to vandalize the substation and steal copper and cables when he was electrocuted by one of the transformers.
City Powers Isaac Mangena says the matter has been referred to the police for further investigations and to determine the identity of the deceased.
“We would like to warn criminals against toying around with death by fiddling with electricity infrastructure. Vandalism and cable theft cost the City millions of money - money that could be used for other service delivery needs.”
The incident did not affect the supply of electricity in the area.