ZIMBABWE – Vengai Tsonga denied the allegations when he appeared in court before magistrate Reward Kwenda for contravening Chapter 13:19, Section 60A (3) (A) of the Electricity Act.
He claimed that he was just passing by going to the airport and the residents apprehended the wrong person.
He also told the court that he was actually a victim of the thieves, claiming that he was electrocuted.
However Tapiwa Muzenda alleges to have seen him climbing down. He maintains that Tsonga is guilty.
Tsonga was remanded to tomorrow out of custody for trial continuation.
Appearing for the State Percy Mugauri alleges that on November 26, along St Helen road in Arcadia Tsonga and his two accomplices who are still at large, drained 100litres of transformer oil.
In the process an electricity fault occurred and Tsonga was electrocuted.
He fell down, residents came out with torches and lit the area.
They saw Tsonga lying down and apprehended him, however his two friends escaped.
He was taken to the police and a complaint was lodged.