Eskom employees could be linked to sale of illegal electricity vouchers

The power utility discontinued prepaid electricity vouchers which are now being sold illegally.

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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says it cannot rule out the possibility that some of its own employees are involved in the sale of illegal electricity vouchers to the public.

The power utility discontinued prepaid electricity vouchers that landed in the wrong hands who are still selling it.

In December, four people were found guilty in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court where they faced 36,000 electricity theft related charges.

They were convicted on more than 16,000 counts.

Eskom's acting CEO Matshela Koko says they are working with authorities to arrest more people.

“They are costing us to the region of R600 million per annum. We are working with the law enforcement agencies and we are arresting a lot of these people.”

(Edited by Neo Koza)