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Honeymoon over for electricity vandals


Capitalk Reporter |  2 months ago | local


Honeymoon over for electricity vandals


The ongoing amendment of the Electricity Act is expected to come up with stiffer penalties for perpetrators of power supply equipment vandalism, a Cabinet Minister has said.


In an interview on the sidelines of the Ministry of Energy and Power Development's third quarter strategic planning and performance review workshop in Nyanga recently, Minister Soda Zhemu said vandalism of electricity equipment is negating the government’s efforts to maintain a reliable power supply.


“The amendments to the Electricity Act will result in stiffer penalties being meted out to vandals." "We are referring to those destroying equipment that is supposed to be used in the transmission and distribution of electricity," he said.