Zesa Transformer ‘Thief’ Electrocuted In Highfield


An unidentified man reportedly died this morning in Engineering- Highfield, Harare after he allegedly tried to steal from a ZESA transformer. Residents said they heard a loud explosive noise before losing electricity around 5 am

Zesa Holdings has lost close to US$500 million through the vandalisation of transformers in the past five years as power supplies remain constrained.

In 2021, Zesa lost 288 transformers against a total production of 281 transformers during the same year.

From January 2017 to March 2022, Zesa lost a total of 1 282 transformers with an economic value amounting to US$495,3 million, which is almost 10 times the replacement value

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