Tebogo Msimanga |
City Power is warning the community against the vandalism of electricity infrastructure. This is after an unknown man was burnt to death on Monday morning 20 September 2021 in Linden, Gauteng, after he vandalized the mini substation on 13th Street.
City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said the unknown man is said to have broken into the transformer substation and tried to strip the live mini substation when it blew up and caught fire. “He was burnt beyond recognition. Emergency services and the police attended the scene which was cleared this morning. “
Mangena said the man’s working tools were found in the scene. He further said a team is busy organizing a mini substation to replace the one completely burnt to the ground.