Gweru man electrocuted
Gweru (New Ziana) – Police in Gweru said on Thursday they were investigating a case of an unidentified man who was electrocuted at a Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) transformer at Plasworthy Farm near the city.
It is suspected that the man was electrocuted while trying to steal Zesa cables, a crime which has become common in the country.
Midlands police spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko said a report of electrical fault was given to ZESA and employees went to attend the scene.
“Upon arriving at the transformer site at Plasworthy Farm, Guinea Fowl, Gweru, they discovered a dead body of a man lying on the ground holding onto a live ZESA cable,” he said.
“Bolts of the transformer had been removed. Police attended the scene and the body had electricity burns all over.”
The body is at Gweru Provincial Hospital while investigations are under way.