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.