Copper cable theft: dangerous and costly
In the early hours of a rainy morning in Soweto, three individuals known as izinyoka (the Zulu word for snakes), quietly prepared to target a substation nestled deep within the urban landscape. On the porch of a dilapidated home, they donned coveralls resembling those of municipal workers and shared a smoke of nyaope. Eventually, their leader spoke above the pattering rain on the corrugated iron roof, while distributing firearms. This leader has a network of informants strategically placed in various locations and had already bribed the security officers.