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Stolen Copper Wires Found In A Car Bonnet Which Caused A Stir On Social Media

In the most unexpected locations, a snapshot of cooper cables appeared on social media, sparking outrage.

Copper cable theft occurs when thieves, known as the "Izinyoka" in South Africa, take cables for cash by selling them to scrap dealers or using them for unauthorized connections.

Theft of copper and cables has grown so regular that it hardly makes the news anymore. But in our nation, cable theft affects the daily lives of regular people every single week.

Over the past ten years, copper prices have skyrocketed, with the commodity's worth nearly trebling since 2015. In South Africa, metal thieves have found it to be an appealing target due to its high pricing and widespread use in wiring practically all electronic devices.

Cable and copper theft has evolved into a global criminal enterprise as a result of media complacency, community complacency, and government and municipal entities' lax approach to safeguarding our infrastructure. What was once a minor offense committed by a single person has grown into a rich global organized crime business.

Asset stripping of copper infrastructure on an industrial scale is a simple target in South Africa.

A Taxi from Mzansi was stopped in Bulawayo, as shown in the picture below, where it was found to have copper cables worth a whopping R200 000 stashed underneath the hood.

An individual by the user name of " ZimLive @ zimlive " felt the need to share this sight with the people on social media.

On the 16th of August 2022 around 5:16 PM , and captioned it " Police in Bulawayo have arrested the driver of a South Africa-bound Toyota Quantum after they found copper cables worth R200,000 hidden under the vehicle's bonnet "

Grabbing the attention of the masses at once , and so far managed to obtain a seazable amount of 750 retweets , 112 Qoute tweets and a whopping 2,112 likes.

https://twitter.com/zimlive/status/1559559731387273220?s=20&t=lMCu4uaIwsR9l6w_5IFR_A


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