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Western Cape lady, 8, electrocuted by unlawful electrical energy connections

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Western Cape lady, 8, electrocuted by unlawful electrical energy connections

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A normal view of unlawful energy connections in Soweto.

PHOTO: Fortunate Maibi/Gallo Pictures

  • An 8-year-old lady from Grabouw within the Western Cape died after being electrocuted by unlawful electrical energy connections.
  • The kid was enjoying in a grass space near the unlawful connections.
  • Previously three years, electrical energy theft and vandalism within the province value virtually R200 million.

An eight-year-old lady from Grabouw within the Western Cape died after being electrocuted by unlawful electrical energy connections on Sunday.

Matlhodi Maseko, DA member and chairperson of the Standing Committee on Human Settlements within the Western Cape, mentioned: “The younger little one was innocently enjoying in a grass space near the unlawful electrical connections in Hillside, Grabouw. These connections are recognized to be extraordinarily hazardous and with nice disappointment, we now have witnessed the dying of a kid.”

The police and forensic investigators arrived on the scene shortly after the incident.

“Unlawful connections are an excessive hazard to our communities, and particularly to younger kids who unknowingly come into contact with electrical cables and wires. These prison acts result in tragedies identical to this, when our kids ought to be secure of their neighbourhoods,” Maseko mentioned in a press release on Monday.

“Unlawful connections are poorly constructed and haven’t got the mandatory electrical safety round wiring and cables for properties. Additionally they scale back the steadiness of electrical energy to neighbourhoods and, within the long-term, contribute to energy outages.

“Previously three years, electrical theft and vandalism has value virtually R200 million – cash which ought to somewhat be spent to maintain us safely linked.”

Maseko mentioned she was monitoring this case and would follow-up with the related authorities and police.

“We belief {that a} full investigation will happen, and that the police will look into those that arrange the unlawful electrical energy connections round our properties within the first place.”

She appealed to communities to report any unlawful connections instantly, both to the South African Police Service by sending an SMS to 32211, or to Eskom by calling 08600 37566.

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