Woman electrocuted in East London

2012-01-06 10:00

Johannesburg - A woman was killed when she fell on an illegal electricity connection in Duncan Village, East London police said on Thursday.

Captain Steven Marais said it was raining in the area when the 39-year-old woman tripped over the connection on Wednesday night.

This was the second time in two weeks a person was electrocuted in Duncan Village because of an illegal power connection.

A 47-year-old man was killed when he stepped on a connection in wet weather on December 24 2011.

Police opened an inquest docket.

  • Nick - 2012-01-06 10:07

    Shocking .... absolutely shocking !! These illegal systems are throughout the RSA, and I'm surprised there aren't many more fatalities. Condolences to respective families .

      Bardy - 2012-01-06 10:09

      Shocking indeed (pun intended)

      George - 2012-01-06 13:17


  • arno.west - 2012-01-06 10:31

    Serves her right! There is it once again, crime does not pay! you steal and you will be dealt with, that's Karma!!!!!!

      arno.west - 2012-01-06 10:33

      The police should have removed the connection the first time, but they are just scared the people will attack!

      Ryan - 2012-01-06 10:33

      She probably wasnt involved with the connection and just tripped in passing by this connection ... if you know about it surely you would avoid it ??

      Bardy - 2012-01-06 10:35

      How can you say "serves her right"? Who says it was her connection? Don't be so prejudice bro!

      arno.west - 2012-01-06 10:40

      indeed, but it was the fault of all those who used the line< they should be held accountable for the murders!

  • spartanx93 - 2012-01-06 10:47

    what a shocking story....

  • Nitronic - 2012-01-06 10:52

    Karma's a b!tch. THats why our elec bills are so high because they steal our elec and we need to pay for it.

  • George - 2012-01-06 13:22

    @ Bardy , "Who says it was her connection?" Maybe your call

  • George - 2012-01-06 14:01

    Gov. way of electrifying the nation

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