Hierdie is net nimmereindigende skades en ‘n druppel in die emmer, wat aan ons die gebruiker veroorsaak word. Vir elke beurtkrag word huishoudelike toerusting beskadig. Dus, wat gee hierdie Eskom base om as hulle waarskynlik ook ‘n groot hap kry uit die onwettige bedradings, want dis mos die belastingbetaler wat hiervoor moet betaal en opdok. Die grootbase van Eskom, die trustees en direkteure lag al die pad bank toe, en so ook die versekeraars. Dis direkte inligting wat uit die binnekantore van Eskom (en munisipale kantore) gegee word aan die sindikate. Ons is regtig keelvol verby, en soek ons eie onafhanklike gebiede – ons wil nie onder hierdie kommunistiese aanslag bly leef nie. Ons het ‘n internasionale reg tot ons eie gebiede en ons eie sake te beheer. En ons eie energievoorsieners te wees. Stem vir ‘n mandaat vir Front Nasionaal om voort te gaan met selfbeskikking.
City cuts off illegal electricity supply to 48 Tembisa shacks. The disconnection operation in Tembisa started at 4am in Ehlanzeni Section and moved to Vusimuzi informal settlement. WHAT ABOUT ALL THE OTHERS IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY?
Hoekom word daar nou eers aandag aan gegee? en was daar nie voorheen, toe ons begin het met beurtkrag, dat hierdie onwettiges gekeer is in hul dade. En WIE doen hierdie dinge – iemand wat die kennis het – as hulle kan steel om so iets te doen, kos dit miljarde aan die einde is dit ons, die belastingbetaler wat moet opdok. Hierdie word met kenners gedoen en die inligting kom van binne af.
Nearly 50 Tembisa shacks are without their illegally connected electricity after an early-morning raid by the City of Ekurhuleni on Tuesday morning. These shack dwellers paid R400 a month for the power to a syndicate that erected an illegal bulk connection.
According to Themba Gadebe, spokesperson for the metro, the City of Ekurhuleni had disconnected illegal connections in Vusimuzi informal settlement and Ehlanzeni Section. The illegal connections included a bulk connection that had a makeshift distribution board, supplying power to 48 shacks at a fee of R400 a month paid to the syndicate.
“The City has intensified its fight to stop theft of electricity and related criminality by conducting pre-dawn raids in areas where unaccounted for electricity has been detected,” said Gadebe.
The illegal connections are the main cause of an overload on the electricity supply grid, which results in persistent power supply interruptions. Costly electrical infrastructure components such as transformers, switch-gear and cables are also destroyed due to illegal connections, added Gadebe.
The disconnection operation in Tembisa started at 4am in Ehlanzeni Section and moved to Vusimuzi informal settlement.
The operation was led by the illegal connections task team, comprising officials from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department, the energy department and the police.
The cables that were confiscated during the operation filled two three-ton trucks.
The City’s MMC for Water, Sanitation and Energy, councillor Tiisetso Nketle, said the operations to disconnect illegal connections would continue to be carried out sporadically across the city to break the back of electricity theft syndicates.
“We want to send a strong warning to the criminals who take advantage of the vulnerable communities by charging them exorbitant fees for stolen electricity,” she said.
Vusimuzi informal settlement is part of the City’s re-blocking programme, which entails realigning shacks to make way for basic municipal services, such as electricity, water and sanitation. Phase I of re-blocking has started and 8 257 households will be re-blocked and later provided with all basic municipal services.
Residents are encouraged to report any illegal connection or suspicion of illegal connection activities through the municipal call centre on 086 054 3000.
The City loses about R800-million a year due to illegal connections.
WHAT ABOUT OUR NORMAL HOUSEHOLDING LOSSES?
WHAT ABOUT ALL THE BUSINESSES IN SOUTH AFRICA THAT HAVE A LOSS OF INCOME PER DAY?
BESIGHEDE EN NORMALE HUISHOUDINGS VERLOOR INKOMSTES SOWEL AS VOORTBESTAAN, VAN HUL TOERUSTING WORD IN DIE PROSES OOK VERNIETIG EN BESKADIG – WIE VERKRY INKOMSTE UIT HIERDIE MISDAAD UIT – DIE REGERING – WANT OP ALLE NUWE AANKOPE EN VERVANGINGS IS DAAR 15% VAT
Syndicate found guilty on 16,452 counts related to electricity theft
The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, on 22 May 2017, sentenced four members of an electricity theft syndicate to a combined 42 years in prison.
The syndicate were found guilty on 16,452 counts related to electricity theft.
Presiding Judge Leonie Windell sentenced the kingpin of the syndicate to serve 18 years in prison for managing a criminal enterprise, 12 years for participating in a criminal enterprise in the form of racketeering, 10 years for the theft of a prepaid electricity credit dispensing machine belonging to Eskom and 10 years for numerous counts of theft related to the illegal sale of electricity.
The son of the kingpin was found guilty of participating in a criminal enterprise, theft of an Eskom credit dispensing machine and numerous counts of electricity theft – resulting in a sentence of an effective 12 years in prison.
The other co-accused in the case, who were “runners” for the syndicate and responsible for recruiting customers, were found guilty of participating in a criminal enterprise and electricity theft. They were each sentenced to an effective six years in prison.
State prosecutor Advocate Jacob Serepo also launched an application for the court to review how the accused might have benefited financially from their illegal activities.
If the court finds that the accused benefited from their crimes, they could face asset forfeiture, including property and vehicles.
The accused were found guilty in December 2016 after a lengthy trial that started in 2012. Their bail was revoked after the court ruled against them, ensuring they remained in police custody until they were sentenced.
Eskom said that it loses approximately R4 billion each year due to electricity theft in its various forms including ghost vending, meter tampering and bypassing and illegal connections.
Stem vir eie gebiede – stem vir onafhanklikheid – stem vir Front Nasionaal. Ons kon al met al ons belastingbydraes 2-3 gebiede opgebou het wat beter is as Singapore.