eThekwini revises cost of 52 stolen LED street lights

eThekwini revises cost of 52 stolen LED street lights

eThekwini Municipality has clarified the cost of the LED street lights recovered from a pair of suspected cross-border smugglers.   

Streetlights Mozam
The Border Management Authority SA

Electricity officials say the 52 light fittings are worth R150,000 and not R1.8 million, according to an estimation an official gave the Hawks earlier.  


The two Mozambicans were nabbed and arrested at the Kosi Bay border post at the weekend.  



The city's Gugu Sisilana says they've been working closely with law enforcement teams to curb infrastructure theft outside and within eThekwini. 

 READ: No 'reasonable explanation' for possession of eThekwini streetlights

"Internal investigations were also underway to expose criminal syndicates involved in the theft of critical economic infrastructure including copper cables, electrical conductors, transformers, scrap metals, streetlights, and electrical fittings.


"The value of the stolen and recovered infrastructure registered with police between April 2022 to date ranges between R100 000 to over R4 million, with 24 arrests made concerning these crimes."

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