Because they broke through the perimeter fence of the Retief Street Primary Substation, two men from Pietermaritzburg were given a sentence of eighteen months in prison. Both Xolani Mbeje and Mzwandile Mnyaka were given a sentence of one year and eighteen months in prison after being found guilty of causing damage to municipal infrastructure.
Two Pietermaritzburg residents were sentenced to eighteen months in prison for breaching the perimeter gate of the Retief Street Primary Substation. A court found Xolani Mbeje and Mzwandile Mnyaka guilty of damaging municipal infrastructure and sentenced them both to one year and 18 months in prison. As revealed by Lucas Holtzhausen, a Safe City technician in Msunduzi, Mbeje and Mnyaka were detained after they were detected breaching through the outer gates of the substation.