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City Power employee, contractor arrested on bribery charges

The arrests follow a tip-off about an illegal reconnection that was meant to take place.

FILE: An employee and a contractor have been arrested for soliciting a bribe to a customer whose power had been cut off. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - It's emerged a City Power employee and a contractor have been arrested for soliciting a bribe to a customer whose power had been cut off due to non-payment.

The power supplier says the arrests follow a tip-off about an illegal reconnection that was meant to take place.

The pair were bust during a sting operation on Friday.

City Powers' Yumna Sheik says they'll appear before the Johannesburg Magistrates Court soon.

"City Power has embarked on a crackdown of fraud and corruption, which has seen a number of employees and contractors arrested and suspended. We are busy with a number of investigations with regards to this."