The City of Cape Town has revealed new hotspots for illegal connections and vandalism after a spate of power outages in parts of the City.
Johannesburg mayor Mpho Phalatse is coming for you if you don’t pay for electricity when you can afford it.
Eskom has helped the Hawks to arrest five suspects for selling illegal pre-paid electricity. The accused were nabbed in Rustenburg.
Hawks and Eskom investigators swooped on illegal electricity vendors in Gauteng and recovered luxury vehicles, cash and illegal guns.
Two men accused of stealing Eskom property and tampering with infrastructure appeared in the Kwaggafontein Magistrate’s Court on 7 May.
IPID is investigating the death of a man who was allegedly shot by a policemen during a protest about illegal electricity connections.
The tragedy occured in the Jika Joe informal settlement in Pietermaritzburg, KZN.
Eskom says it is losing at least R2.5bn in revenue annually due to illegal power connections in Gauteng. Of that, it says, it’s haemorrhaging R3m a day in Soweto alone.
Eskom and Hawks say they are working to trace all those who illegally sell and buy cut-price prepaid electricity. Strong action promised.