10:10, Thu, 27 Oct 2016

Centlec (SOC) LTD is deeply saddened by the passing away of a 10 years old child who was electrocuted on the 24th October 2016 between 18h00 – 20h00 at block 1 JB Mafora in Bloemfontein.

According to information received, it is believed that at the time the girl was buying at the shop she then got in contact with shop steel counter that had live electricity wire connected within the garage shop. The girl was immediately rushed to the hospital and unfortunately could not make it and she has since passed on.

Centlec (SOC) LTD preliminary investigations revealed that the manner in which wiring was done in the (garage) shop, is not in compliance with the acceptable standard of electric wiring and it has seriously caused this unfortunate incident in which a loss of life occurred. The South African Police Services (SAPS) in Kagisanong is currently investigating the matter to determine what exactly caused this fatal loss of life.

In the meantime we appeal to our community at large to ensure that whenever they want to electrify and/or extend connections in their households they must at all times take serious precautionary measures and opt to acquire the services of a person or company experienced and certified to work with electricity because non-adherence to safety measures will lead to this unfortunate incident and unnecessary loss of life

We are deeply sorry for this loss of life of this young girl and we believe that all necessary precautionary measures was supposed to be taken when this extension or work was done to the shop, using correct insulation mechanisms at the joint and safety measure for the life of this young girl could have been saved.

We wish to express our sincere condolences to the family of this young innocent girl whose life was cut short. Electrical supply to the main erf will stay disconnected until such time correct measures are taken to ensure that electricity is properly wired with the valid (Certificate of Compliance) COC issued and repair of the earth leakage device that is malfunctioning from the main house.

Statement issued by Centlec (SOC)) LTD
Enquiries: Mr Lele Mamatu
Communications & Marketing
Cell Number: 082 857 2299



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