JUST IN: Loud explosion heard as thief joins his ancestors while trying to steal transformer oil


A Highfield man was electrocuted in the early hours of Wednesday as he attempted to steal oil from a transformer in the Engineering section of the high-density suburb.

It is said residents heard an explosion around 5am and went to investigate only to see the body of a man inside the ZESA transformer cubicle.

There were some tools near the body.

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) recently said it is losing more than US$20 million per year to vandalism and theft of electricity infrastructure.

Police are still to comment on the incident.

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— Herald

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