A former Eskom employee who worked as a senior supervisor in charge of Bredasdorp’s Customer Network Centre and an ex-police officer, was arrested with two accomplices for allegedly stealing copper cables worth more than R300 000 in Bredasdorp.The third suspect also previously worked at the Customer Network Centre, while the fourth accused is an Elim Local Municipality official.
“The copper cables were found in the possession of an ex-employee of Eskom, who was a senior supervisor in charge of the Bredasdorp’s Customer Network Centre. Her husband, who is an ex-police officer, is an accomplice in the matter,” said Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani.
Hani added that a preliminary investigation by the Hawks revealed that the copper cables were stolen from the Eskom Customer Network Centre in Bredasdorp. They were arrested after police received information about possible copper cable theft in the town.
Police reportedly found rolls of Eskom copper cables weighing 840 kg and 624 kg, respectively. Further investigations revealed that the suspects started selling the stolen copper cables to the local scrapyard in April 2021. The four suspects appeared in the Bredasdorp Magistrate’s court on Thursday, 28 July 2022, on charges of fraud and theft.
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