Joburg resident arrested for illegal connection

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    One suspect has been arrested for an illegal connection of electricity in Bryanston. The suspect was arrested on Tuesday, 19 March, and appeared in court on 20/03/2019 at Randburg Court where she was granted R2000 bail. She is expected back in court on the 04 June 2019.

    It’s alleged by the complainant that an occupant of a house in Bryanston had illegal reconnected electricity to the house. It was further alleged that the occupant had on several occasions reconnected herself through the help of City Power contractors.

    GFIS established that the property owes City an amount of R 91 366.00. It further established that City Power had previously conducted level 3 cut-offs at this property on the 15 January and 13 February 2019 and the suspect again illegal reconnected herself.

    Group Forensic and Investigation Service (GFIS) requested another cut-off from City Power and another level 3 cut-off was conducted on 24 Feb 2019 on the property. Again the suspect illegally reconnected herself.

    The suspect had from 27 Feb placed a traditional calabash next to the electric pole with the hope to deter City Power officials from cutting off the electricity.

    Corruption has no place in this administration and we will work tirelessly in collaboration with law enforcement agencies to ensure that residents of Johannesburg receive the quality services they deserve. We continue to encourage people to report any fraud and corruption activities through our 24hour tipoff hotline 0800 002 587 or visit the GFIS offices situated at 48 Ameshoff Street in Braamfontein.

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    Issued by the City of Joburg