A newlywed couple from Johannesburg who had just returned home from their honeymoon were both found dead in the shower on Sunday afternoon.
“It is suspected that the couple [Zaheer Sarang and Nabeelah Khan] were electrocuted. Police are still waiting for the post-mortem results that will confirm the cause of death,” said Johannesburg police spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo.
According to TimesLive, 24-year-old Khan was allegedly electrocuted after touching a tap in the shower and her husband was electrocuted when he tried to help her.
City Power CEO Mongezi Ntsokolo has launched an urgent investigation into allegations that a fault caused by illegal electricity connections was to blame for the death of the couple.
The couple’s neighbour, Hassan Aalim, claims that Sarang and Khan returned home from their honeymoon on Saturday and says that when he heard wailing coming from their house, he knew something bad had happened, News24 reports.
“It’s devastating what happened to Zaheer and his bride.
“The sad thing is that we had been experiencing power outages in the area and a complaint had been laid with City Power but no one responded,” Aalim said.
This is a developing story.