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City Power Technician Hijacked And Kidnapped By Unknown Gunmen

Mashava emphasised the concern for the safety of the kidnapped employee and condemned the violent crime committed against City Power's staff.

A City Power technician in Johannesburg has been hijacked and kidnapped while on duty in Lenasia South, according to City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena.

The technician was part of a team conducting official duties when they were attacked by a group of armed criminals. The criminals hijacked a brand new white Toyota Hilux with registration LG 82 DB – GP and fled the scene with the technician.

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Tshifularo Mashava, the chief executive of City Power, expressed outrage at the incident and stated that the utility’s top management was conducting security assessments to determine the safety of employees servicing the Lenasia area.

Mashava emphasised the concern for the safety of the kidnapped employee and condemned the violent crime committed against City Power’s staff.

SurgeZirc SA has reached out to the SA Police Service (SAPS) for a formal comment on the matter. The incident follows closely after another violent incident in Lehae, near Lenasia, where two individuals were shot dead during a charity drive.

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Teboho Joala, an executive at Rand Water, and his bodyguard were killed, while Joburg chief whip Sithembiso Zungu was wounded.

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These incidents highlight the need for increased security measures and vigilance in the area. The safety of employees and the community must be a top priority, and authorities should take swift action to apprehend the criminals responsible for these acts of violence.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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