Social media went ablaze yesterday over the story published by Great Dyke News 24 of a 19-year-old Bulawayo man who was arrested by the Zimbabwe Republic Police for theft and tempering with ZESA installations.
Great Dyke News 24 established that the accused was caught red-handed charging 2 laptops from a ZESA power line where he had connected an adapter directly to the power line.
The issue has triggered mixed feelings with some hailing the 19-year-old as a hero who should be employed by the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC).
Below are the reactions to the issue.
Canaan Glen Nhliziyo@admin
“charging 2 laptops from a ZESA pole where he had connected an adapter directly to the power cable”. What?This guy is dangerous. He has a lot of explaining to do.
“Thanks a lot all 6 laptops and a video camera have since been recovered thanks for the great work of your officers in the area.
“Ncube only needs tutorials adjustments coz the guy is brilliant wen it comes to energy/power .”
“Mosungira vanhu nyaya dzisina basa imi. This guy is a genius who needs to be recognised for his exploits in electricity stuff. Charging a laptop from a power line is out of this world. Akanyanya munhu uyu119”
Phil the man@phillip_chigodo·
“Dai malaptops asina kubiwa aifanha kupihwa basa kuZesa but manje nezvivindi zvaanazvo izvi anogona kutozopedza matransformer ese.”
“What you failing to see is he invented a low-cost step-down transformer, showcased his skills for the world to see and then uyo abirwa laptop ngauye ne receipt asanyepere mwana. Give him an award for bravery.”
“He must be the Minister of Energy, we will save a lot by buying adapters instead of transformer oil and transformers. Ndivo varume ka ava vanobura marasha pamoto nemuromo…..or maybe sezvo ma laptops .”akabiwa ne juju anochargira pa pole remagetsi.”