The rate at which people especially young men are being electrocuted when stealing cables or illegal wiring  accounted for about half of the fatalities analysed.

Due to joblessness and social vices, some young men tend engage in theft.

Sadly, it was announced of the untimely death of a man in Cape town where he was electrocuted while has he was trying to steal cables from a high tension transformer.

He remains had been evacuated by the emergency unit.

Young men in Cape Town are killing themselves either to get electricity or to steal the cables that provide it. A new study of deaths by electrocution – only the second of its kind in SA – says illegal wiring and cable theft accounted for about half of the fatalities analysed.