Thief joins his ancestors after touching live wire while trying to steal Zesa transformer


A yet to be identified man was found dead after he was electrocuted while he allegedly tried to steal a Zesa transformer.

The body was found yesterday morning by herd boys at a transformer at Gowelands B, Beatrice and the deceased had a satchel with an empty wallet, spanners, a rope, a pair of trousers, a jacket and a t-shirt.

Efforts by The Mirror to get a comment from Mash East Police spokesperson Inspector Simon Chazovachivi were futile as his mobile phone was unreachable.

Sources said that a group of men was seen milling at the transformer place at around 1am. The deceased then climbed up the transformer and was electrocuted after hooking a live wire.

Most of Gowelands B did not have electricity yesterday.

– Mirror

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