Live wire kills toddler in Tongaat

2018-02-08 06:00

A TODDLER (2) died after he was electrocuted by loose electricity cables at his home in Emona, outside Tongaat on Wednesday, January 24.

It believed that the child was playing inside the house when he accidentally touched live electricity cables.

Ward councillor Dolly Munien said eThekwini Municipality is doing everything possible to provide water and electricity to the informal dwellers.

“In our last council meeting in Durban, the mayor [Zandile Gumede] said every citizen should have access to clean water and electricity. I don’t like illegal connections in my ward. We want to have a society that is free from illegal connections to avoid incidents where people are electrocuted.”

Munien said the municipality has embarked on a campaign to register all residents who don’t have electricity in Emona.

“We have made the first move as we are in a process of registering the names of the people who need electricity. Residents must refrain from stealing electricity in order to avoid fatalities. The municipality is doing its best to give the services to the people and our community should be patient,” Munien said.

SAPS Tongaat spokesperson Captain Patrick Ngwane said police opened an inquest docket for investigation.

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