An official from an independent contractor of City Power has been arrested, after allegedly trying to solicit a R3 000 bribe from a resident in Midrand, north of Johannesburg.
“The resident’s electricity account was in arrears and was served with a disconnection notice on Wednesday (September 20 2017). It is alleged that the official then approached the resident the same Wednesday afternoon and informed her that she was there to disconnect the electricity,” said Johannesburg executive mayor, Herman Mashaba.
Mashaba said the contractor then informed the resident that, if she paid her R3 000, her electricity would not be disconnected.
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