Tebogo Msimanga |
City Power is again warning residents against the dangers of illegal connections. Two children died through electrocution in Mangolongolo informal settlement near Cleveland. The children are believed to have tripped on an exposed live electricity wire.
City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said Mangolongolo is one of the hotspots of illegal connections in the City of Johannesburg, where City Power infrastructure, including streetlights, have been vandalised. “Our Revenue Protection Unit has in the past conducted cut off operations, and educational campaigns in the area around the dangers of illegal connections.”
Mangena added that they had at least 21 electrocution cases in the past two financial years, with 6 this year.
“Not only are illegal connections deadly as proven here, but they cost the City millions in lost revenue.”