The City of Johannesburg says two Chinese nationals are expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday following their arrest for illegally connecting to the city’s electricity.
The suspects, who own a business in Fordburg, have an account with the City which is in arrears of about R500 000.
Their business property was targeted earlier in the week as part of Operation #BuyaMthetho.
City Power employees cut off their electricity supply.
The City says it is clear that these businessmen work with officials who supplied them with a new meter and illegally reconnected power supply to their property.
Meanwhile, a businessman in Fordsburg has also been arrested for attempting to bribe a city official to install four electricity prepaid meters illegally valued at R80 000.