Lights out and caught out: Man in posh Joburg estate offers R5K bribe over R460K electricity bill

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A man was arrested for allegedly trying to bribe technicians into reconnecting his power.
A man was arrested for allegedly trying to bribe technicians into reconnecting his power.
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The story: A Dainfern resident, who owed Johannesburg's City Power R463 000, was arrested for allegedly trying to bribe technicians to reconnect his lights.

What happened: City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said the power at the man's double storey house was cut off on Wednesday. He then allegedly offered technicians R5 000 to reconnect his power.

The arrest: A sting was set up with undercover police during which he allegedly paid the first tranche of R1 500.

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