Ten people, among them two females, have been nabbed in a suspected sophisticated syndicate behind the stealing of Zesco power cables which are later supplied to a named smelting company in Lusaka’s heavy industrial area.

Addressing the media after touring Teta Metals Limited, where the suspected stolen items were recovered yesterday, Zesco public relations manager Caristo Chitamfya regretted what he termed as a sophisticated level of sabotage unscrupulous people have resorted to.

Teta Metals Limited, whose operations have since been halted to pave way for investigations, is believed to be owned by foreigners whose details are yet to be established.

Mr Chitamfya has warned that those engaged in illegalities will be rounded up and made to face the law.

“This is a sad story. In the last few days we have been taking you to places where Zesco property has been vandalised, but today (yesterday) the story is a bit different because we have made some arrests.

“Copper cables from Zesco are being stolen, packed and they are being brought here (Teta Metals) and quickly put in a smelter and turned into those bricks of copper that you are seeing there.

Credit Zambia Daily Mail


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