Ex-Eskom employee sentenced to 12 years after stealing copper cables

Ex-Eskom employee sentenced to 12 years after stealing copper cables

A former Eskom employee has been found guilty of stealing copper cables from Eskom premises that were worth about R1.2 million rand. The convicted thief was sentenced to 12 years behind bars.

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Justice has prevailed as a copper cable thief was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

The Middelburg regional court has sentenced an ex-Eskom employee to a dozen years in prison after being busted for stealing copper cables of about R1.2 million from the company's premises.

Captain Dineo Sekgotodi, Hawks spokesperson, confirmed on Friday, 19 July that Ziphozonke Ntuli, 33, was found guilty on two counts of theft, reported TimesLIVE.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Ntuli was arrested by the Hawks in January 2018 after he schemed and issued authorisation tickets for copper cables to be removed from Eskom in Middelburg.

Another suspect - and colleague - Busisiwe Mawela, saw their case postponed until the 26th of July when a trial date will be determined.

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News like this is likely to cause even more distrust for the energy supplier as it hints at more trouble and corruption from inside the utility's walls.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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