Stealing can practically manifest in any form in South Africa. Check the records, stealing once manifested as apartheid from 1948 to 1994, and the freedom of the majority black inhabitants of South Africans were stolen by the National Party.
Stealing took the form of rape, and South Africans stole sex as about 500,000 sexual violations are reported yearly.
Thievery took the shape of murder as lives were stolen from the more than 2,000 white farmers killed by South Africans. More recently, Stealing appeared in the guise of xenophobia as South Africans ruthlessly maimed and stole lives/properties of foreigners living in South Africa.
Presently, with the rate of robbery crimes reported, it is apparent that thievery is a common phenomenon in South Africa. Nevertheless, the implementation of the electricity load shedding due to shortage of generating capacity as announced by Eskom, has proven that South Africans can literally steal anything.
Regardless of the ceaseless warnings by the South African electricity public utility (Eskom) about the dangers of tampering with their properties, South Africans have tampered and stolen a very huge amount of electricity via illegal connections; thus are undoubtedly, the major contributors to the current South Africa energy misery. The following pictures are some of the typical way South Africans steal electricity, even though some of them paid for it with their lives. They probably ran out of luck.
How South Africans Steal Electricity
Reckless and illegal connections just to steal electricity
For those whose luck did not run out, they succeed in vandalizing power properties and satisfying their personal desires rather than considering how much it will cost the government to repair what they have spoilt in their criminal acts of theft. These pictures better portray how they do it.
As if those ones did not work well, it gets even more serious when wires are pulled down and kept on the ground where any one whose’s not looking can stumble on them.