“I have instructed a team from (the city’s) Group Forensic and Investigation Service to investigate these accounts to ensure that this lawlessness is brought to an immediate halt‚” Mashaba said.
Outlining the case that the city will endeavour to make against the first business‚ Mashaba’s office said:
– The four stolen domestic prepaid electricity meters were found at a business near the city centre on Wednesday. One meter belonged to the Department of Home Affairs‚ and the others belonged to various addresses identified across the city. – The business premise has a conventional and prepaid meter that illegally supplies power to 14 other prepaid meters used by tenants who are leasing space at the property.
– The property owner is also illegally redistributing electricity to another business premise nearby at a charge of R21‚000 per month.