Burned Zesco ‘vandal’ in court


A 30-year-old man who was electrocuted when he attempted to vandalize ZESCO cables has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates Court for an explanation of the charge.

Zebron Chisowa, 30, driver, appeared before Magistrate Mary Chibanga  after he was arrested for vandalizing ZESCO cables connected to the transformer mounted at Zambia China Company farm in Lusaka West.

Chisowa could not take plea as the offence he is facing is only tried by the High Court.

Facts on record alleges that Chisowa on January 10 this year entered the farm through a small gate, managed to cut the electrical cables with a cutter and was severely burnt on the face, entire body and legs.

Chisowa was found unconscious by the security guards of the farm who later reported the matter to ZESCO Police who took him to Villa Lucia Hospital where he was referred to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).

He is facing one count of vandalism of public or private property contrary to section 341 of the laws of Zambia.

It is alleged that Chisowa on January 10 did vandalize a 35M2 transformer cable, property of ZESCO, without any lawful authority.

He is expected to appear in court on February 22 for mention awating DPP’s instructions to be committed to the High Court.

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