Concern as residents suffer electric shocks due illegal connections in Pietermaritzburg’s Copesville

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Copesville resident, Zaheer Kahnn, showing one of the illegal electricity connections in the area. He said residents have been suffering electric shocks due to the illegal connections and warned that it was only a matter of time before someone got badly injured.
Copesville resident, Zaheer Kahnn, showing one of the illegal electricity connections in the area. He said residents have been suffering electric shocks due to the illegal connections and warned that it was only a matter of time before someone got badly injured.
Moeketsi Mamane

Illegal electricity connections in Copesville pose a danger to residents who are experiencing electric shocks when they touch anything metal or even running water in their homes.

Community activist and senior firefighter, Zaheer Kahnn, said his wife recently suffered an electric shock while taking a shower.

He added that residents on Carnelian Drive often experienced an electric shock when they touched taps or metals in their homes.

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