Judge rules city attorney stole electricity, let rooms illegally

2012-08-14 00:00

A HIGH court judge has ruled that Pietermaritzburg businessman and attorney Surendra Singh acted illegally by supplying Shepstone House with electricity sourced from a bulk meter situated in the adjacent Nedbank Building.

Municipal manager Mxolosi Nkosi alleged in an affidavit that the tenants’ lives were “at immediate risk” and they should be evacuated forthwith according to a report by fire prevention officer, Roger Trenam, who carried out an inspection at Shepstone House on May 4.

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