A 50-year-old man was killed after he was electrocuted by an illegal electricity connection in a pathway on Saunders Circle in Belverdere – Tongaat a short while ago.
At approximately 12:15 members of Reaction Unit South Africa was called out to the scene by the public who found the man lying in a pathway. Paramedics were called to the scene and found that the man showed no signs of life and demised on the scene. His identity has been established.
It is alleged that the deceased left his home on Scindian Street and proceeded to the pathway to search for plants. It is believed that he slipped on a wooden board and was electrocuted on an uninsulated wire that was illegally connected from a power box.The cable was traced to an informal settlement in Belverdere.
Police are investigating further.