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Man Sentenced To 12 Years Imprisonment for Stealing Electricity

A local regional court in Eastern Cape has sentenced a businessman to 12 years in prison for stealing electricity.

In a statement released by the Eastern Cape Hawks spokesperson Captain Yolisa Mgolodela said 34-year Sandile Andres Ntombela was sentenced earlier this week to 12 years imprisonment.

Sandile was sentenced to two counts of theft and fraud, together with his business, Zamdela (Pty) Ltd.

He got 12 years and 8 years imprisonment for both counts, respectively, but the sentences will run concurrently.

Furthermore, his business was fined R12 000.

He is charged with tampering with Eskom's infrastructure in a way that cost the power utility R178 000.

The Provincial Head of Hawks, Major General Mboiki Obed Ngwenya applauded the officers working under him for a job well done.

Last month, the Western Cape High Court handed heavy sentences to a copper theft syndicate.

It is estimated that electricity costs Eskom, the power utility, billions of brands.

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