Eskom said an employee and contractor were arrested yesterday for being in possession of a large quantity of copper cable in Welkom, Free State.
“Thanks to the vigilance of a patrolling Police Captain from the Welkom K9 Unit, the two suspects were arrested and copper cable of 170 metres with an estimated value of R540 000 was confiscated,” Eskom said.
It is suspected that the copper cable was stolen from Eskom’s Warehouse in Welkom.
“Eskom thanks the police for their watchfulness and strongly condemns any criminal behaviour by our employees and contractors. The power utility further encourages members of the public to report any suspected criminal behaviour to Eskom’s toll-free Crime Line on 0800 11 27 22.” Eskom said.
The two suspects will appear in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, 25 November 2021.
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