A man (33) was electrocuted in Chikara after attempting to cut a live ZESA cable. His body was found near a ZESA transformer with serious burns on his body. An electric cable was also found next to the body. The harsh economic environment has seen citizens resorting to illegal activities which include stealing copper cables to survive.
The reward though great comes at price namely a mandatory 10-year jail sentence if caught or in a worst-case scenario death!!!
Members of the public are warned against tampering with ZESA equipment.