‘Don’t try or you will fry’, City Power warns cable thieves

City power says cases of cable theft are on the rise in Johannesburg and has urged residents to be cautious.

City Power technicians. Picture: City Power/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – City Power has warned residents not to tamper with electricity. This comes after the body of a suspected cable thief has been found at the Westfield substation in Modderfontein on Saturday.

City power says cases of cable theft are on the rise in Johannesburg and has urged residents to be cautious.

Spokesperson Isaac Mangena said the suspect was seemingly trying the steal copper.

“Electricity is dangerous. Don’t try or you will fry. We have had an increase in the vandalism and cable theft across the City, which cost City Power lots of money.”

Last week a man was burnt while allegedly attempting to steal cables at Westdene substation.