Criminals taking advantage of blackouts: Analyst

#eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Criminals are making the most of rolling blackouts to commit crimes.

Experts have raised concerns about security threats posed by power cuts.

READ: De Ruyter: Eskom paying for past sins

"There's a correlation between load shedding and crime, criminals are making use of that," says Gareth Newman from the Institute of Security Studies.

Data from insurance companies show a spike in claims for robberies and house break-ins during blackouts.


Paid Content