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Watch-out of fake Eskom man

POLICE have warned South Africans about thugs who come to their homes posing as 
service providers.
On Tuesday, they arrested a man pretending to be an Eskom contractor who took money from residents.
He was caught in Kaalfontein, east of Joburg by people who accused him of defrauding them. They questioned him and he could not explain his actions.
He was saved by patrolling cops from an angry crowd that wanted to beat him!
Captain Bernard Matimulane said this kind of crime was common in kasis.
“Residents have to be alert and not allow strangers into their property,” he said.
The 31-year-old suspect allegedly produced an Eskom employee card and claimed to be checking electricity meters.
“Apparently, at some point the suspect worked as a contract worker at Eskom. When the contract ended he did not return the card and overalls,” said Matimulane.
He was identified by a woman who said she gave him money after he told her she had breached her electricity supply.

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