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Pupils stone Zesco transformer and cut cables

Rural News Pupils stone Zesco transformer and cut cables

File: A ZESCO LTD worker working on high voltage power cables

Pupils at Chipepo High School and communities surrounding the institution in Gwembe District are likely to go without power for days following the vandalizing of a ZESCO transformer.

Pupils at the institution are reported to have stoned the ZESCO installation and cut cables after a brief interruption in power supply that had affected the entire district.

It is reported that when power was restored, the vandalized transformer blew off, plunging the whole area into darkness.

Police who rushed to the High School after the incident say the situation is now calm and that no arrests have so far been made.

They also say the school authorities briefed them that pupils ran amok and threw stones at the transformer and vandalized power cables following the brief power cut.

Police in Gwembe have since expressed worry that the disruption of power supply will affect examination preparations among pupils.

They are further worried that the prolonged power shortage will lead to more unrest by pupils.

They have appealed to ZESCO management to quickly look into the matter.

Areas affected include Chipepo High school, Chabbobboma and other surrounding areas.

At press time, ZESCO management and the District Board Secretary’s office had rushed to Chipepo High School to assess the situation.

No arrests have been made yet and police are investigating the matter.
[ZANIS]

22 COMMENTS

  1. ZESCO should find solutions to these blackouts, during KK’s time they used to give us notice not any more, why?

  2. Tonga boys at work.Frustrations to a losing candidate.Underfive stop stoning transformers.ha hha ha ha the baby will commit suicide.he can’t belive that young people didn’t vote for him.we know Gwembe is a place of one candidate who lost terribly in this year election.I hope he will tell his boys to calm the down.
    HH angolila everyday

  3. Its kind of foolish to vandalise cables and transformers as a way of getting power to work… dont you think?

  4. Tribalism portrayed on this blog is worrying. Let us learn to respect people regardless of tribe. Was HH involved in this?

  5. Mwilasakamana bane, bambi abalemba fyamafi embwa shine. Bushe kuti ulelumbula umuntu uwo tawishibe ukuti ekwali ? Bambi fintu balemba fisokolola ubupuba bakwata nobonaushi bwankulilo yabo epela. (Empty tins make the most sound).

  6. # 5Ngoni boy

    # 10 Inambao Imasiku
    stop that nonsense. I was educated in Easten and Lusaka province but hauled from the south lives in Europe. Tribulism is a danger in any multitribe nations whereby some tribe take advantage of others.. Learn a lesson from Rwanda & Burundi = work of the devil :d

  7. *****s….vandalism will leave these morons with no power longer than expected! Take bloody responsibility for your own actions. Some innocent people are now suffering because this careless act! Since when did destroying equipment you rely on solved problems? If this is the mentality keeps on keeping on, then no government will effect change! Change should begin with individuals from within….

  8. *****s….vandalism will leave these morons with no power longer than expected! Take bloody responsibility for your own actions. Some innocent people are now suffering because this careless act! Since when did destroying equipment you rely on solved problems? If this mentality keeps on keeping on, then no government will effect change! Change should begin with individuals from within….

  9. What a way to protest! Zambia can not develop as long as we have these dunderheads vandalizing every bit of public installations! We seriously need the new ministry of early education to start functioning ASAP so that we remove ‘cobwebs’ from our kids at an early stage.

  10. HOT CAKE = TONGA > Its no longer a secret tat Tongas cannot go un- noticed anywhere anyhow.THE TONGA PRESSURE IS ON INDEED.

  11. Naba Zesco balichilamo utufintu tumo, bafwaya ebofilawamina. bashimya nobweshako ishakulipila, mwibalipila kumishimisha. so better that way pakutibaposako amano to supply the all month.

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