Mob beat up Escom workers for disconnecting illegal power connection

An angry mob has beat up some workers of Escom who had gone to Manje township in Blantyre to disconnect illegal power connection.

Chitosi: Escom bust illegal connections

Escom public relations officer Innocent Chitosi has confirmed the incident, saying the matter was reported to police.

“It is against the law to beat up Escom workers when they are on duty just as it is illegal to connect electricity illegally,” said Chitosi.

He said the illegal electricity connection attract a K5 million fine or risk a lengthy jail term.

“As Escom, we lose billions of money through the illegal connections. This trend has been growing over the time but now we are busting this because we have stepped up our inspections,” said Chitosi.

He said Escom continues to discover illegal power connections in all parts of the country.

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Chimunthu chirambo
1 year ago

Mob is legal in Malawi.If you want to kill someone just organise mob.Best example of legal mobs are the incidents of Kupopa magazi.No one is serving in jail.All old men who are killed in all districts in the name of witchcraft and witchcraft teaching ,they end up freed.The best way CJP could help the citizens is by establishing Mob Victim office on its own ,This office should be under police and CCJP as it is with family violence victims.It works very well.

Mvuu
Mvuu
1 year ago

Beta u loose ur money in illegal connections as compared to loosing it offices thru stupid fundings and burning up properly kamuzu struggled with to erect!

Wiseman
Wiseman
1 year ago

Stealing is a big disease in our land

POOR MAN FEEL IT
1 year ago
Reply to  Wiseman

TAKADZALANI MA POLE KU AREA 50 MUNANGOYAMBA BASI MKUSIYA AZANTHU MUNAWAPATSA MAGETSI ZABWINO ZONSE PAJA MAKALA AKULETSA TU TIKUDALITRA INU A ESCOM CHONDE KU AREA 50 KU 25 PLEASE TIMAKUNYADILANI

Wilson
Wilson
1 year ago
Reply to  Wiseman

The same staff from ESCOM connect electricity illegally to people and they get a lot of money out of it. They are now coming back to them and say this is illegal pamene ndalama zomwe analandira sanabwenze. The best that ESCOM could do is to partner with the general public and give motivating rewards to those who successfully provide credible information regarding illegal connections. People know (in the neighbourhoods) who has connected electricity illegally and so forth but remain silent because there is no motivation to put your good neighbour in hot soup. In 2012, in Zomba I reported a… Read more »

NELSON NGWIRA
NELSON NGWIRA
1 year ago
Reply to  Wiseman

amalawi ulesi ndiye chifukwa chake akumaba mmalo momagwila tchito

Peter Lamour
1 year ago
Reply to  NELSON NGWIRA

Eya Nelson wanena zowona amalawi ulesi kudya ndi kugona basi

seat
seat
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter Lamour

Mmalawi chomwe amadziwa ndikudya akanyele kukwata basi zonsezi zikhale za ulele

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