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Three Schoolchildren Electrocuted, ZESA Accused Of Negligence

Three Schoolchildren Electrocuted, ZESA Accused Of Negligence

ZESA’s alleged negligence has been blamed for the electrocution of three children by collapsed electricity cables on Tuesday in Ingwizi village.

The three learners from Kweneng Primary School in Mangwe, Matabeleland South, were electrocuted when they came in contact with collapsed electricity cables while coming from school.

The three learners (aged 8, 9, and 10) whose sexes have not yet been established, are receiving treatment at the United Bulawayo Hospitals.

According to villagers who spoke to CITE, the cables are said to have been down since 2020 following the collapse of supporting poles.

The villagers said despite making numerous reports to the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) about the matter, nothing has been done to date.

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson in Matabeleland South Province, Inspector Loveness Mangena confirmed the incident. She said:

The incident occurred on 17 May 2022 between 1300 to 1400 hours.

They (children) were coming from Kweneng Primary School on their way home.

So along the way, they were electrocuted by two ZESA overhead cables that connect Ingwizi centre and Kweneng Primary School, which had fallen down.

The case was reported to ZRP Mphoengs and the victims were ferried to Brunapeg Hospital where they were later transferred to UBH and their condition is said to be serious.

One of the Ingwizi villagers told CITE that the cables have been lying down for more than two years now. He said:

In fact, this line from Gwanda to Ingwizi is a problem and these ZESA people do not want to help us.

These people are very negligent. Even here in Bulu, we have a line from Patse turn-off to Mphoengs, poles are also down.

We are sick and tired of these ZESA people. We have an electricity connection but it is as good as a useless white elephant.

Once power lines fall, they come and dismantle to terminate the line and stay for a very long time without fixing the fault.

CITE reported that ZESA public relations officer, Prisca Utete requested that questions be sent to her via WhatsApp, which was done, only for her to say, “Noted.”

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16 Comments

Ak47 1 month ago

Dai muri mud****bha vaiwana ava matanda chete ma cable aenda nana mbavha 2 years ma cable aripasi havarevesi


Gerry 1 month ago

@Dhuterere Kuda kwenyu kumusha kwakanyonyosara kwedu magetsi ariko tinotoona DSTV ufunge.ZETDC yakatadza basa chete don't blame vana


Ed 1 month ago

Zanu pf yatipedza.. Asi 2023 inoenda


dhangoti 1 month ago

Zesa is rubbish shame


😂 1 month ago

Ungrateful human being

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Chikumba 1 month ago

Aaaaaaa zesa ikudipisa


Dhuterere 1 month ago

muruzevhawo here vanomazivirepi magetsi vaida kuita maexperiment avo vana avo misakanzwa


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

It is very clear that ZESA is to blame here if truely these cables were reported in 2020. It can be sued for pain, suffering and hospital fees costs. Parents of these three injured children must sue ZESA without fear or favour.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


factos 1 month ago

Everything that starts with Z is a problem see

ZEC
ZANU
ZIMNANGAGWA


chidhori 1 month ago

anongoo ma srry srry chete nothing else ......


Youth 1 1 month ago

Ko makazodii nemaresponse evanhu veApprenticeship nhai ZESA


Laylow accessories 1 month ago

Yea sure takangomirira😊

ABSA 1 month ago

I think ZESA services were much better than this ZETDC


Twabam 1 month ago

@war veterans Chamisa can change,,, but in everything let's put God first....Chamisa wenyu uya anotoda Mwari kuti atonge and futi kuti atonge zvine musoro.


Purse 1 month ago

Wataura chokwadi Twabam ED haana Mwari ndosaka arikutonga zvisina musoro

WAR VETERANS 1 month ago

CHAMISA IS A THE SOLUTION TO THIS COUNTRY. WITH CHAMISA ZVESE MUCHETERERE, MUTAMBARAKEDE

VOTE FOR CHAMISA. VOTE FOR CCC



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